Soft Pumpkin Cookies – Two Maids a Baking

My hubby’s grandma had requested these cookies for a while now. You know if grandma requests them, they have to be good!! 
I could eat these for breakfast (and I did), lunch and dinner!!
Start by creaming the shortening and sugar. 

Add the pumpkin

and egg.

Mix in vanilla and cinnamon. 

Add your baking soda and baking powder. 
Stir in your flour. 

The batter should look something like this!!

Get your scoop out!

Place on cookie sheet. 

While the cookies are baking start your frosting. Add brown sugar and powdered sugar to your melted butter. 

add your vanilla. 

and milk. 

Stir until it looks like this!!

These cookies keep their shape and don’t flatten out like most cookies. So, don’t be alarmed! 

Let cool for a couple minutes and scoop a spoonful of frosting on each while they are still warm. 


Soft Pumpkin Cookies:
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening 
1 cup pumpkin 
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk 
Start by creaming the shortening and sugar together add the pumpkin and mix. Add the egg, vanilla and cinnamon and mix. Add your dry ingredients and mix. Scoop on to baking sheet and bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes or until done. While cookies are baking start making your frosting. Add brown sugar and powdered sugar to melted butter and stir. Add vanilla and milk and mix until blended. Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes and scoop a small spoon full on each cookie. 
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About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. I haven’t had a pumpkin cookie in ages! These look delicious. :-)

  2. Oh this totally just got pinned. I have to try these. Immediately!

  3. These sound amazing!!! I love pumpkin cookies, and a brown sugar icing? YUM!

  4. Hey ladies, those cookies look amazing. I linked up my Pumpkin Pound Cake and Pumpkin Biscotti. yeah, a little addicted here :)

  5. It must be pumpkin season! I’m sharing our simple pumpkin spice muffins. :) Blessings, ~Lisa

  6. I Love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and share your tasty recipe with us?
    I hope to see you there!

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