Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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When you purchase a pumpkin for your Halloween jack-o-lantern, buy an extra one and make these light-yellow cookies.

Yield: Makes 4 dozen.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin, steamed, drained, and mashed
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Cream sugar and shortening, beat in eggs and vanilla, and stir in pumpkin. Sift dry ingredients and stir into pumpkin mixture. Add raisins and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes.

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