Santa's Orange Pumpkins

Santa’s Orange Pumpkins

Soft orange and pumpkin flavored cookies with nuts and a orange flavored powdered sugar glaze.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 15 ounce can pumpkin
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

Orange Glaze:
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar
2-3 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg, pumpkin, orange juice and orange peel then beat until combined. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until combined. Stir in nuts and drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes until edges are set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread each cookie with about 1/2 tsp glaze. Orange Glaze: In medium bowl, combine sugar, orange juice and orange peel until smooth.

Number of Servings: 24