Sunday, October 11, 2015

#3641 - Raisin Walnut Pumpkin Cookies

(by Shirley McNevich)

1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup Crisco shortening
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup Libby's canned pumpkin
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Place raisins in a saucepan, cover them with water, bring to a boil over medium heat and boil them for 5 minutes. Drain the raisins and set aside. Into a bowl sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, then stir with a whisk--set aside. In a mixer add white sugar and Crisco--beat. Add egg and vanilla--beat. Add pumpkin--beat. Slowly add flour mixture--beat. Remove bowl from mixer--add drained raisins and chopped walnuts--stir to mix. Drop batter by spoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees 10-14 minutes. Cool completely. Frost or glaze if desired.

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