Our 2012 Thanksgiving Cookie Recipe!

Thanksgiving is a special time of year when we celebrate and give thanks for what is most important in our lives. Here at Massey Services, we give thanks to our customers for their continued confidence in the services we provide and to our dedicated team members, who make it their top priority every day to provide 100% satisfaction to our customers.

Every year we share one of our favorite dessert recipes with our customers and this year it’s Pumpkin Cookies – yum! Check out the recipe below:

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Cookie:
1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin (solid, not pie mix)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour

Icing:
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (extract will also work)
2 tablespoons milk

Directions for the Cookies:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cream shortening, butter, white sugar and pumpkin.  Add eggs and mix well.  Sift together the baking soda, ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.  Drop from spoon to cookie sheet.  Bake 13-15 minutes.

Directions for the Icing:
Mix the cream cheese with the butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and milk in a bowl.  Heat in a microwave for 15 seconds. Drizzle spoonfuls over the cooled cookies and smooth with the back of a spoon or a spatula.

Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!