October 13, 2009

Iced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 cups flour
1 (12 oz) package chocolate chips
walnuts (optional)

1. Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs. Add pumpkin and mix well.

2. Add baking soda, salt, cinnamon and flour. Mix. Add chocolate chips and nuts if using.

3. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet, bake at 375℉ for 10-13 minutes. Frost when cooled.

Yield 7-8 dozen

9 TBS butter or margarine
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla

1. In saucepan place butter, evaporated milk, and brown sugar. Heat to boiling. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool.

2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla beat until smooth. Frost cookies.

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