Pumpkin Cookies V


Soft, cake-like cookies with caramel icing.

Original recipe makes 3 dozen


2 cups shortening
2 cups white sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter
8 tablespoons milk
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar


  1. Cream shortening, white sugar and pumpkin. Add eggs and mix well. Sift together the baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop from spoon to cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. To Make Frosting: Cook butter, milk, and brown sugar until dissolved. Cool and add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Spread over warm cookies.


Calories: 543 kcal
Carbohydrates: 71.4 g
Cholesterol: 34 mg
Fat: 27.7 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Protein: 4.2 g
Sodium: 377 mg