Pumpkin raisin cookies

Yield: 3 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 dash Salt
1 cup Raisins
2 tablespoons Butter
1½ cup Powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract (or try maple)


In mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add pumpkin and vanilla.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in the raisins. Drop by teaspoonsful onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 deg. F. for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. For frosting, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in sugar, milk and flavoring until smooth. Frost cooled cookies. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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