Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies
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Pumpkin cookies are moist and delectable! The icing flavored with rum (extract) adds an intriguing flavor. Kids love it!
Ingredients
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 cups vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15 oz.) 100% pure Pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • FROSTING
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 3 – 4 teaspoons rum extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
Instructions
  1. FOR COOKIES:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice in medium bowl.
  4. Beat shortening and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl for 30 seconds.
  5. Add pumpkin, eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; beat until blended.
  6. Gradually add flour mixture into pumpkin mixture at low speed until combined.
  7. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  8. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto un-greased baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  10. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Spread each cookie with frosting.
  12. FOR FROSTING:
  13. Beat butter, rum extract and remaining vanilla extract in medium mixer bowl until creamy.
  14. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and evaporated milk until smooth (frosting will be thin).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 5 doz. Calories: 200 Fat: 10g Carbohydrates: 26g Sodium: 95mg Fiber: .5g Protein: 2g