Pumpkin Cookies (with Icing)

 

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1 cup lard                                             1 cup brown sugar

1 cup pumpkin                                    2 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon                                   1 tsp soda

1 tsp baking powder                          1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

Mix together sugar, lard and egg. Add pumpkin. Mix well. Sift dry ingredients. Add to mixture and beat well. Drop on cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes. When slightly cooled frost with this icing.

Cream: 1 tsp butter, add 1 tablespoon milk, 1/4 cup pumpkin and add 10x sugar. A very delicious and moist cookie.

*The Amish Cooking cookbook has hundreds (maybe thousands? I haven’t counted and don’t plan on it..) of recipes and no names were listed as to whom to give credit to for the actual individual recipes. Therefore, I can not give credit to the proper person for these yummy, definitely-making-again pumpkin cookies. I made these because I called my mom asking for a cookie idea. I needed to use up the rest of my stinking cream cheese frosting that was STILL taking up room in my fridge. She suggested a pumpkin cookie and she was right, as always! 🙂

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