Happy Holidays from Chicago Bites

Christmas Cookies!

Christmas Cookies!

We wish you and yours a merry happy whatever-you-celebrate!

The pumpkin cookies in the foreground of the photo are a favorite! We’re happy to share the recipe on this wonderful holiday. Enjoy!

Sift together:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt.
1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup shortening (or apple sauce)
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla


Fold in:
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup chopped dates or golden raisins

Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

For frosting, combine in a sauce pan:
3 Tbsp. butter
4 Tbsp. milk
1/2 cup brown sugar

Boil on low heat for a few minutes then add:
1 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Frost cookies by dipping the top 1/2 into the warm frosting (it crusts over when it cools).