1 c. white sugar
1 c. shortening
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Beat sugar and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, soda, salt and cinnamon; add gradually to creamed mixture, mixing until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until bottoms are golden. Remove to wire racks to cool. Drizzle cookies with brown sugar glaze (recipe below). Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Brown Sugar Glaze:
1/2 c. brown sugar
3 T. butter
3 T. milk
1½ c. powdered sugar

Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a small saucepan; bring to boil over medium heat and boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and beat with electric mixer until smooth. Drizzle over cooled pumpkin cookies to look like spider webs!

Janice Thompson, Martin