• Cooking Time: 12 to 15 min.
  • Servings: 2 1/2 dozen
  • Preparation Time: 15 min.


I found this in an old cookie cookbook. Once I baked them, they were an instant Christmas classic in our house.


  • 1 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. ground cloves
  • 1/4 t. freshly ground nutmeg
  • Orange Icing:
  • 1/3 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 c. confectioners sugar
  • 2 to 3 T. orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, beat well.
  • Beat in the pumpkin puree.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg with a wire whisk.
  • Add flour mixutre to the batter, 1/2 c. at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart on to a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are firm and have lost any sheen on the tops.
  • Transfer cookie to wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make icing, in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Beat in the orange juice, one T. at a time, until frosting reaches spreading consistancy.
  • Using a spatula, swirl the icing on top of each cookie

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