Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

"'I got the recipe for these chewy cookies from my grandmother,' explains Carol Preston of Bloomington, Indiana. 'Every time I prepare a batch, they're gobbled up in no time.'"
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30 m servings
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  1. In a 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 teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  2. For frosting, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in the sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Frost cooled cookies.


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Excellent cookies!- My children loved them- and I ate the rest!

I was looking for a recipe for these cookies that was just like my mom used to make..this is it! I made them for Christmas this year and my family said the same thing. This recipe is IT for pump...

I was out of eggs when I wanted to make pumpkin cookies, so I found this recipe and gave it a try. These were not very good at all. They were dry and cake-like and tasted like the leavenings i...

First time making pumkin raisin cookies. They came out to thick, I would try a different recipe.

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