1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup canned pumpkin
white icing for drizzle, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease two cookie sheets; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, egg, shortening, and vanilla until creamy.
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together into a separate bowl. Stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture; stir in the pumpkin.
Spoon the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Allow to cool for 1 minute then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Drizzle with icing, if desired.