A long time ago, I had a friend bring me a plate of these cookies (or some that were pretty dang close), thus introducing me to anything pumpkin besides pie or bread. I just about licked every cookie on the plate to claim them as mine (my sons do that to each other...any of you moms of boys experience that?). I just adored the cookies. So, I went on a search to find a recipe that caused that same level of selfishness to appear in my normally sharing nature.
These did it.
Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Icing (adapted Taste Of Home):1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
11/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
Cream butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture. Fold in the raisins. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire wracks.
Brown 1/3 cup butter (must be butter) in a skillet. Add 3 cups powdered sugar and blend until smooth. Add about 3 Tbls milk and 1 tsp vanilla. Stir until smooth. Spoon over cookies.
Yummy Note: If you put waxed paper under the cookie wracks, you can scoop up the stuff that falls and use it again or sneak a taste!