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.
1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
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.
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.