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Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Pumpkin Cookies, by , is from A Fine Collection of Yum , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kathy Coliadis
Added: Sunday, October 1, 2006



1 c. shortening
1c. white sugar
1 c. pumpkin
1 egg
2 c. flour
1tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. raisins
optional 1/2 c. chopped nuts


3 tbsp. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to 375. Mix first eight ingredients. Fold in the nuts and raisins. Bake on a cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes.

Icing: Cook butter, milk, and brown sugar until
dissolved. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Frost cookies while they are warm.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
makes 4 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are a family favorite!! Recipe given to me by my sister Kathy who got it from her sister in law, Sue Coliadis. Makes 4 dozen.




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