Maple Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

{ Maple Frosted Pumpkin Cookies }

I love maple. I love pumpkin. I love cookies. Here is a recipe for the perfect maple frosted pumpkin cookies. I may have even eaten a few for breakfast this morning…

{ ingredients }

COOKIES

  • 2 cups vegetable shortening 
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups pumpkin purée (fresh or canned)
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

FROSTING

  • 6 Tbs. Butter
  • 6 Tbs. milk (or coconut milk)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. maple flavoring (or more)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar

{ directions }

COOKIES

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream togethershortening, white sugar and pumpkin. Add eggs and mix well.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Gradually add to pumpkin mixture and beat til blended.
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoon on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake 14 minutes or until barely golden brown on the edges.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before frosting.

FROSTING

  1. While the cookie bake, melt butter in a sauce pan, and add the milk and brown sugar. Stir and cook until sugar has melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and maple, and gradually add in the powdered sugar. Stir until well combined
  3. Frost cookies while they are still a bit warm but pouring frosting over each cookie.
  4. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Enjoy. yum!

Makes about 48 cookies, but beware, these disappear quickly! (Again….I enjoy them for breakfast as well as dessert)

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