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Pumpkin Drop Cookies Recipe
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Pumpkin Drop Cookies Recipe

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With just a hint of pumpkin flavor and a buttery cinnamon frosting, these cakelike drop cookies are sure to be a hit at a fall gathering. Denise Smith, a field editor from Lusk, Wyoming, shared the big-batch recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:132 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 132 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • CINNAMON FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 63 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in the pumpkin, eggs and milk. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, allspice and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 11 dozen.
Originally published as Pumpkin Drop Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p4

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 63 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Pumpkin Drop Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

These are so yummy! The frosting is the best part.

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

These are my go-to pumpkin cookies. They are always a hit and I always get asked for the recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

I must have done something wrong (maybe too much flour?) because these came out with the taste and texture of cinnamon pancakes. Not bad, but not at all what I expected.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

My daughter and I have made this recipe several times now. These cookies are always a hit. We add chocolate chips to them and leave the frosting off; although, I have used the frosting on gingerbread cake with great success.

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

These were a huge hit. I'm usually a chocolate - only person, but even I can't stop eating these.

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