Sue’s Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

This is my friend Sue’s pumpkin cookie recipe. She’s been making these for several years and can attest that they are indeed tried and true. I need to update the photo on this page and will do so very soon.

Sue’s Pumpkin Walnut Cookies
Makes 2 1/2 – 3 Dozen

1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 t. vanilla
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 1/2 c. flour
3 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 t. ginger
1 c. chopped walnuts
Candy corn, and walnut pieces (optional)

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in pumpkin, vanilla, lemon peel and lemon juice. Gradually add dry ingredients until well blended. Stir in walnuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes. When cool, frost with Buttercream Frosting. Decorate frosted cookies with wanut pieces and candy corn if desired.

Buttercream Frosting

1/3 c. soft butter
3 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla
2 T. cream

Blend butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and cream; beat until smooth.

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