Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Cookies with Carmel Frosting

When I was 18, I lived with my grandmother for a summer. I had always loved her cooking and I wanted to be able to cook as well as she did. I decided to write down as many of her recipes as I could. She wrote down most of her recipes on index cards. Her recipe cards were all categorized and in perfect condition. I still have my index cards but the popular recipe cards are torn, faded, and dirty. One of these days, I hope to get all of her recipes on the computer.

Pumpkin Cookies--- (either you love them or you don't) I know that Joe and Kathleen love them... Marty, not so much. (I'm not sure how Rachael and Sarah feel about them)

1 Cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
Sift dry ingredients together. Add other ingredients. Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet. Bake for 12 min. at 350 degrees.

Frost with Carmel frosting
3 tbs. butter
4 tsp. milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups powered sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla

Cook first 3 ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Cool--when cool add powered sugar and vanilla

If you choose to not frost the cookies chocolate chips-you can always add chocolate chips to the batter.

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