I thought these sounded yummy and a little different from traditional pumpkin bread. I like the idea of setting them at people's table spots with their initial on them in icing or sending them home as favors!
*Found at Home Made Simple...see link*
Cookies are always an easy way to bring a smile to someone’s face, and a great way to thank someone. Here’s a delicious Pumpkin Cookie recipe to try. Personalize each place setting by writing your guests' first initial on a cookie with icing. You can serve these as part of dessert, or wrap them in tissue for a take-home treat.
1 cup white sugar
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup canned pumpkin
White cookie icing
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, egg, shortening, and vanilla.
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir into the creamed mixture, then stir in the pumpkin.
Spoon dough onto the cookie sheets.
Bake for 12 minutes then let the cookies cool on cooling racks.
When cool, write your guests' first initial onto each cookie with white icing.