This is Great Grandma Martone's recipe. I typically double this batch (often having to make more later). Sometimes I use frozen orange juice concentrate as the liquid for the frosting to up the flavor. Don't be tempted to make these without the frosting, or risk baking stones. The frosting keeps them moist. They freeze well in single layers in ziplock bags.
Made a double batch of cookies, triple batch of frosting.
* 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice = 1½ teaspoons cinnamon, ¾ teaspoon nutmeg, 3/8 teaspoon ginger and 3/8 teaspoon cloves.