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SOFT PUMPKIN COOKIES from the Kitchen of Elaine Pelton
1 cup sugar 1/2 cup shortening ( or butter if you prefer)
1 cup canned pumpkin 2 cups flour
1 tbsp grated orange peel 1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix sugar, pumpkin, shortening & orange peel. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & cinnamon. Mix in raisins & walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonsful about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes or until light brown.
Frost with your favorite frosting, & enjoy. This recipe is supposed to make 4 dozen cookies but that will depend on how big your spoonfil is.