Orange Pumpkin Cookies

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, 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, if desired

For the Orange Glaze
1-1/2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

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

ORANGE GLAZE: In medium bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar, 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice and 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel until smooth.

Note: From alt.cookies.yum.yum.yum, contributed by minnie.

Servings: 36

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