Billy Dean's Pumpkin Cookies

"One of our best friends – her name is Willie -- grew up Amish," says Billy. "She makes these amazing pumpkin cookies. It's an Amish specialty, and nobody does it better than her!"

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Cook Time: 10 min | Yield: Varies

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour

For the icing:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Milk

Directions

For the cookies: Cream sugar and Crisco together, add egg and beat well. Add pumpkin and flour and remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoonful on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

For the icing: Beat together ingredients and add milk to the correct consistency. Beat well. Put icing on cooled cookies.

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