Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Yields

2 dozen

Ingredients

Ingredients: 1¼ cups unsalted butter 1¼ cups sugar 1½ cups cooked, pureed pumpkin (fresh) 1 egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (Optional) 1 cup raisins (Optional) Icing: 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar ¼ cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 tablespoons whipping cream, fresh orange juice or rum 1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest

Nutritional information

No nutrition information available

Instructions

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Add nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonful onto parchment covered baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake about 15 minutes, or until golden. Cool. Icing: Cream confectioners' sugar and butter. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. (If icing is too thin, add more confectioners' sugar; if too thick, add more cream, orange juice or rum.) Drizzle over cookies. Enjoy!