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
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.
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.