Monday, October 15, 2012

Nana's Pumpkin Cookies- Guest Post!

Two known facts about my In-law's:
1. My Father-in-law makes the BEST chili.
2. My Mother-in-law makes the BEST pumpkin cookies.

The perfect fall combo, don't ya think?

Fall would not be complete without Nana's Pumpkin cookies.
Church potlucks are not complete without Nana's Pumpkin Cookies.
I can't remember the last time I made a version of pumpkin cookies, simply because I knew I'd be disappointed that they weren't Nana's Pumpkin Cookies.

I LOVE them. My kids LOVE them. I LOVE them. (Oh wait, did I already say that?)


Seriously though, you are not completely enjoying fall until you taste these little pumpkin drops of Heaven. 
Funny thing is... I always thought they were a 'Super Secret Family Recipe'. Good for the world that they are not!!! 

Thank you Nana for sharing your recipe here!

The Story of The Pumpkin Cookies...
I found this cookie recipe out of a cookbook that I received from my bridal shower over 33 years ago.  It originally called for raisins but I added chocolate chips instead and it has been a big hit whenever I take them anywhere :)

The cookies can be frozen. I line each layer with wax paper in ziplock containers. Ready to go whenever you need them :)! And I alway double this recipe because one is never enough:)!!

Pumpkin Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup shortening 
Mix together.

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt 
Stir together in a separate bowl and then add to pumpkin mixture. 

Stir in 1 cup milk chocolate chips. 

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. 
Bake until light brown, 8-10 mins in preheated oven at 375 degrees. 

Remove from pan and cool. 
Spread with Glaze.

1/4 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla
1-2 Tablespoons milk
Melt butter then add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Stir until smooth. (For a double recipe I usually add another Tablespoon butter and another 1/2 cup powdered sugar to stretch the glaze a bit more) 

I put on the glaze just enough to cover the cookie; it's plenty!

ENJOY!!!!! :)


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