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Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

These delicious Pumpkin-Walnut Cookies are great for a snack or holiday bake sale.

Pumpkin Walnut Cookies
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  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    5
    dozen cookies
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • walnut pieces (optional)

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F.

FOR COOKIE:
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.

FOR FROSTING:
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.