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PUMPKIN COOKIES (Chickasaw)

1/2 cup shortening or oil of choice
1 ½ cup cooked pumpkin
2 ½ cup of flour
4 tsp baking powder
1cup of raisins or dates
1 cup of chopped nuts (Any Kind You Like)
1 tsp lemon extract
1 1/4cup of brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cream shortening and sugar (That is the fancy cookbook way of saying, “Mix up the shortening and sugar real good first”)

Add eggs, pumpkin and spices.

Blend well.

Sift four, and brown sugar together and add to pumpkin mixture.

Blend until smooth. Stir in raisins, nuts and lemon extract

Drop by tsps onto greased cookie sheet

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes

Depends on how big the cookies are but makes about 3 dozen.