Monday, May 23, 2011

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Jack ate these faster than noodles.
Makes 32 Cookies

1 c raisins
boiling water
2/3 c unsalted butter
1 1/3 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c molasses
1/2 c oil
1 c pumpkin
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
4 c flour

Pour boiling water over raisins.  Let sit for a few minutes, then drain and cool.
Cream butter with sugar, soda, and spices through salt until fluffy.  Beat in molasses and oil.  Then beat in pumpkin and vanilla.  Stir in flour and raisins.  Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, drop balls on baking sheets.  Bake at 350F for 11 to 12 minutes.  Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely on cooling racks.

2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
2 T butter
1 T milk

Beat together, using more milk or sugar to make a spreadable frosting.  Frost.

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