Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Icing

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Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Icing are a favorite cookie of my childhood.  They are a soft pillow like cookie with this delicious sweet caramel icing.  How can you ever go wrong with that?

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This recipe comes from my mom.  She has made these since I was a little girl.  Even before I ever “liked” pumpkin, I loved these cookies.  Lately, I seem to be drawn to old family recipes or things that I remember my mom baking when I was younger.  I blame it on turning 40 a few weeks ago!

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The icing on these is incredible and good on so many different things.  I will be showing you just how versatile it is on some future recipes!

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Icing
Serves: 4-5 dozen cookies
  • 1 c. shortening
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 tsp milk
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • ¾ tsp vanilla
  1. Cream the shortening, sugar, and pumpkin.
  2. Add eggs and mix well.
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
  5. Drop from a spoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Cool on wire racks and enjoy.
  1. In a medium sauce pan, cook butter, milk, and brown sugar until mixed well and dissolved.
  2. Cool and add the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Spread icing on warm cookies.

About the Author

Shari is the wife of the most handsome husband. They have three amazing kids who are everything to her. She spends her days running kids to and from school, activities, etc. When she isn't in the car, she can usually be found in the kitchen cooking or baking up something delicious! Shari's photography has been published in many national publications, such as Better Homes and Gardens, Grace Ormonde, Knot Magazine, Premier Bride, and more.