1 cup vegetable shortening (yeah, these are NOT diet cookies.)
1 cup dry sweetener
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp "pumpkin pie spice"
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger (optional but really delicious in my opinion)
Combine all wet ingredients in a large bowl. Mix dry ingredients (except walnuts and ginger) in a seperate bowl; gradually add to wet ingredients. It should have a texture similair to thick muffin batter. Fold in walnuts and ginger. Bake 10-12 minutes in a 350 oven, or until edges are lightly brown and cookies bounce back when poked in the center.
1 cup brown sugar
4 tbs nondairy milk of your choice
3 tbs Earth Balance
Stir together in a small saucepan off heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Cool.
When cool enough to stick your finger in it and have it not burn off, add 1 cup powdered sugar and a few drops of maple extract flavoring. You could probably use real maple syrup but I've never tried it.