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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Pinwheel Pumpkin Cookies ~

~Filling~
1 3/4 cup pumpkin, canned or fresh
1 cup granulated sugar
1 T pumpkin pie spice
1 cup nuts, chopped

~Dough~
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1 cup shortening
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs

~Icing~
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 T butter or margarine, melted
1 t vanilla extract
2 T milk

Preheat oven to 400F.
For filling: In medium saucepan, combine pumpkin, sugar, and
pumpkin pie spice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10
minutes. Stir in nuts. Cool; set aside. For dough: In medium
bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; set
aside. In large mixer bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add
eggs; beat until fluffy. Add dry ingredients; mix well. To
assemble: Divide dough into 3 portions. On floured foil,
roll out 1 portion of dough into 8x12 inch rectangle (keeping
remaining dough chilled). Spread with 1/3 of filling. Starting
from wide end, roll as for jelly roll. Wrap in foil. Repeat
process with remaining dough and filling. Freeze rolls
several hours or overnight. Remove one roll at a time from
freezer; unwrap and, with sharp knife, cut into 3/8 inch
slices. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 - 12
minutes, or until golden. Cool on wire rack. Drizzle with
icing. For icing: In medium bowl, combine powdered sugar,
butter, vanilla, and milk; blend until smooth.

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For gift giving package cookies in cellophane bag.
Place bag into decorative paper bag lined with tissue
paper. Add gift tag.


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ENJOY!!

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