February 10, 2010

February 10: Frosted Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream butter, sugars, pumpkin, and vanilla.  Sift together dry ingredients and fold them into butter mixture.  Drop cookies by tablespoonful onto cookie sheet.  Bake at 325 for 12- 14 minutes.  Cool.
Frosting: Melt 2 TBS butter over low heat.  Add 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tbs. cream, and 1 tsp.
vanilla.  Stir to melt through.  Frost cooled cookies.  Makes about three dozen.

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