Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies

Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies

1 c shortening
2 c white sugar
4 eggs
2 c canned pumpkin
4 c flour
2-1/2 T baking powder
2 t salt
5 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
1/2 t ginger
2 c raisins (optional)
2 c chopped nuts (optional)

Cream shortening, and gradually add sugar, beat in the eggs and pumpkin. Stir in dry ingredients, and add nuts and/or raisins.

Bake 350 degrees 12-15 minutes on greased cookie sheets.

Caramel Frosting

3 T margarine
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c milk
1 c + 2 T sugar
1/2 t vanilla

Combine margarine, milk and sugar in sauce pan. Biol slowly 2 minutes. Stir constantly. Cool. Stir in 10X sugar and vanilla. Beat until spreading consistency. Spread on cooled cookies.

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