Seriously.....These Cookies! Pumpkin Cookies with Penuche Frosting

Home Stager with Rooms With Style may not be able to stop eating these cookies. I can't!!


It's pumpkin season but these cookies would be great on a Christmas plate too!


I usually don't have time to bake except at Christmas when I block out a whole day but I found myself with a morning off and dug out my favorite cook book from 1979 and looked for a new recipe.  

Pumpkin cookies


I have loved everything I have ever made from this cookbook  so I tried another new one. Here is the recipe and all I'm going to add is that I sprinkled nutmeg on the top of the frosted cookies. Yum!! Oh and I skipped the nuts. :)



  • 1 cup shortening or butter (I used butter)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Penuche Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar (about)



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. (If your oven runs hot may only need 10). Cool on wire racks.
  4. To make frosting, combine the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute, or until slightly thickened. Cool slightly (about 15 minutes). Add milk, and beat until smooth. Gradually stir in 2 cups confectioners' sugar (or amount needed) until frosting has reached desired spreading consistency. Spread on cooled cookies. (then I sprinkled with nutmeg).








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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Shar Sitter I love pumpkin flavored food and lattes... my family would love those...

Sep 27, 2019 05:45 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Shar- - -thank you for the "warning". Sounds delicious.  And irresistible.   A dangerous combination for me.

Sep 27, 2019 06:34 AM #2
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
I help clients resolve IRS tax matters

Hi Shar, 

These sound delicious, and a great way to bring in fall! Thanks for sharing. 

Sep 27, 2019 07:45 AM #3
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

MMM! I'm gonna buy some pumpkin and tweak this recipe (I'm sugar free)! What a great idea and I will make cream cheese frosting! 

Sep 27, 2019 08:29 AM #4
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Those look mighty yummy, Shar. Tis the season for pumpkin.

Sep 27, 2019 09:23 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Yum! I think I'll make these for our big Octoberfest party coming up in October! Perfect touch Shar Sitter ! Thanks!

Sep 27, 2019 03:06 PM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm glad these come with a warning, I am afraid they would go fast around here.  I'd need to adapt this the way Candice A. Donofrio suggests.  Thanks for sharing the recipe, Shar.  D

Sep 28, 2019 08:55 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those cookies look great Shar.  And, the season is perfect for them.

Oct 31, 2019 03:12 AM #8
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