Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
I received this recipe from a friend at work. Really good, rich sandwich type cookie.
- 2 cups packed light brown sugar or 2 cups dark brown sugar, your choice
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups pumpkin
- 2 eggs
- 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup evaporated milk, heated, estimated amount
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- For cookies.
- Cream the brown sugar and 1 cup shortening.
- Add remaining cookie ingredients and mix until well blended.
- Drop by heaping teaspoons full onto greased cookie sheet.
- Flatten with the back of spoon, leaving small rounded indentation in center of cookie.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Let cook slightly on baking sheet then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
- Filling: Heat milk.
- Cream together the remaining filling ingredients.
- Slowly add milk and beat until creamy. You may not need to use the entire 3/4 cup of milk. Use just what you need to get the consistency you want.
- Take 1/2 of the cookies and divide the filling among these cookies.
- Place the remaining cookies on top to make a sandwich.
- Eat and enjoy.
I tried the filling twice....it was thin and runny...don't know what is wrong with it, but the cookies are good.