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Pumpkin Cookies


  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup cooked pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Mix together brown sugar, pumpkin, shortening and vanilla extract.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Stir this dry mixture into the pumpkin mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts. Drop by teaspoonsful onto a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  4. Refrigerate.

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