Brown Sugar Glaze:
In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 3
tablespoons butter, and 1 tablespoon milk. Heat and stir until
butter melts. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in 1 cup of sifted
powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
1. In mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium
to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, brown
sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat
until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl. Beat in the egg and
pumpkin. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.
Stir in the remaining flour.
2. Drop dough by a rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto an
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake cookies in a 375 degree oven for 8
to 10 minutes or until tops seem firm. Transfer cookies to a wire
rack to cool. Spread cooled cookies with the Brown Sugar Glaze.
Makes about 42 cookies.