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Pumpkin Walnut Cookies
Delicious pumpkin-walnut cookies great for a snack or holiday bake sale.
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Serves: 5 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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1 cup(2 sticks) butter, (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), softened
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup LIBBY ® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup all-purpose flour
11/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or 11/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts, chopped
2 cup Powdered sugar
1/4 cup(1/2 stick) butter, (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter)
1 package(3 oz.) cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
walnut halves or pieces, (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 350º F.


COMBINE butter, brown sugar and sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract. Continue beating for 1 to 2 minutes or until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in 1 cup walnuts by hand. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


COMBINE powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice in medium mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Frost cooled cookies. Garnish with walnuts.

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