Monday, February 11, 2013

Fancy Sounding Frosting!

Way back in November I made these cookies; they were delicious, super soft and albeit a little bit sugary (even for me).  I would definitely make these again but a little goes along way with these.  They were huge hits. I also learned that penuche frosting is just another, fancier, way of saying brown sugar frosting :)

(Source: Allrecipes)




- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
 - In a large bowl, cream together shortening, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on wire racks.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the 3 tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute, or until slightly thickened. Cool slightly, then stir in the milk, and beat until smooth. Gradually stir in 2 cups confectioners' sugar until frosting has reached desired consistency. Spread on cooled cookies.

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