Monday, October 17, 2011

Menu Monday: Pumpkin drops

Here's a recipe for one of my favorite cookies:

1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree (cooked, pureed carrots are a great substitute)
1/2 cup shortening (or oil)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins (or chocolate chips)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix sugar, pumpkin and shortening. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix in raisins (then nuts, if using).
Drop by teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Makes about 4 dozen.

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