Double Pumpkin Cut-Out Cookies

Here is a totally fab last-minute Halloween recipe for ya’ll (I’m a wannabe country girl).  These cookies are the greatest because not only are they shaped like adorable little pumpkins, but the cookie batter is also pumpkin flavored! Hence, the “double pumpkin” name they have earned.

These are perfect if you have a work Halloween party happening or for your kids to bring to school!

  I made a little visit to one of my favorite Rochester area attractions last week to see the church where my brother is getting married next year.  I found this cute little pumpkin cookie cutter attached to a delicious recipe at the gift shop!

The Genesee Country Village and Museum is in Mumford, NY and is such a fun place to visit if you ever get a chance.  It is a 19th-century living history museum with a historic village as the core of the museum. It resembles a 19th-century village and has old buildings that have been restored and are  available to walk through. These buildings range from simple frontier cabins to an awesome Victorian Mansion,  with churches and business buildings, as well.
Most  buildings have staff in costumes that provide information  about the history of the building, the time period and sometimes will be demonstrating a trade or craft.  The museum has many special events and classes throughout the year so check out the website!  Also, their churches are available for weddings, complete with horse drawn carriage :-)

INGREDIENTS:  

Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour

Frosting

3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

PREPARATION:  

Cookies:

Cream shortening, white sugar and pumpkin.

Add eggs and mix well.

Whisk together baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, salt and flour.  Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.

Roll out on generously floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with pumpkin cookie cutter and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Do not over bake.

Frosting:

Cook butter, milk and brown sugar until dissolved.

Cool and add confectioner’s sugar and vanilla.

Add food coloring as desired.

Spread over warm cookies. Decorate as desired.

Happy Halloween!

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, hiking, running, singing, animals, cruises, Disney World, , dining out, the Christmas season, fireworks, weddings, storms, 80's music, musicals, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

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