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Spicy Pumpkin Cookies

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Directions

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  • In an extra-large bowl, beat together shortening and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add pumpkin and egg; beat until combined.

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  • In medium bowl, combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat into the pumpkin mixture until combined.

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  • Spoon by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until the tops seem firm. Remove and cool on wire racks.

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  • Spread Cookie Glaze over the cookies. Sprinkle with the chopped nuts, if you like. Makes 42 to 48 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (Spicy Pumpkin Cookies)

113 calories; 6 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 20 mg sodium. 31 mg potassium; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 1 g protein; 923 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 12 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Cookie Glaze

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Cookie Glaze:
  • In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter or margarine, and milk. Heat over medium heat until butter melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. (If frosting becomes too thick, stir in a few drops of hot water.) Makes 3/4 cup.

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