Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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Makes 36 cookies

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup granulated sugar

1 can (15 oz.) 100% pure pumpkin puree (NOT pie filling)

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Vanilla glaze (recipe follows)
 

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Grease cookie sheets.

Combine, flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl.  Beat butter, shortening and sugar in a large mixer bowl until creamy.  Beat in pumpkin, eggs and vanilla extract.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in morsels and nuts.  Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool completely.  Drizzle or spread with Vanilla Glaze.

For Vanilla Glaze:

Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl, mix well.

Special Thanks to Newsletter Subscriber, MK, for another great recipe and picture.  She really does a super job doesn’t she?

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