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Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

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Servings: 3
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1/2  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
1 1/2  cups  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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