These were excellent! I was doubtful since I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin, but I had so much of the insides left over after carving that it seemed a shame to waste. I used the rind of the pumpkin (the hard stuff closest to the skin, not the stringy insides) from a fresh pumpkin I bought and carved earlier that day. I used maple syrup instead of maple extract, and for that and the milk I needed at least twice as much as is called for to get the right consistency for the icing. Even then, you can see in my pics that the icing is quite a bit thinner than in the other pictures, although not sure why. However, these were nice and soft with great subtle flavors and the icing was literally the icing on the cake, err... cookie! Thanks for a great recipe and I'll be keeping this one for next time I have leftover pumpkin!
These are delicious! I used pecans instead of walnuts and cream cheese frosting. YUM
I was just searching to see if this was posted and was going to post it if not. These cookies are really wonderful I make them every year for my kids bible school class and always get raves. The maple frosting is was sets these apart from other. I just frost the tops. This year I skipped the butter in the frosting and instead made a maple glaze to cut back on the fat and they were still awesome. Thanks for posting. This is going in my cookbook!