1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups chopped pecans
Spiced Frosting, (recipe follows)

SPICED FROSTING
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 TBSP. milk (3 to 4 TBSP.)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat brown sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in pumpkin and egg. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in pecans. Drop dough by rounded TBSPs full about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with Spiced Frosting.

SPICED FROSTING:
Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable.