Pumpkin Cookies

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can pumpkin pie filling
2 1/4 cups white flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Nestles semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Vanilla Glaze
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons hot water (more if necessary)

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Stir in confectioners sugar and vanilla.  Stir in hot water until smooth and consistency of thick syrup.  Frost cookies.  Makes about 4 dozen.

Cathy Warner