Raisin Pumpkin Cookies

Fill your cookie jar with these delightful pumpkin cookies chockfull of nuts and raisins. They'll disappear in minutes!



1/2 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups solid pack pumpkin

2 1/2 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups raisins

1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped

Honey Tips

Honey Is Magic

In the days before biology and botany were understood, people thought it was a special kind of magic that turned flower nectar into honey.


Preheat oven to 350°.
In mixer, cream together honey and shortening. Add eggs, one at a time and blend completely. Stir in pumpkin.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet and mix thoroughly.
Fold in raisins and walnuts. Chill dough for 30 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until tops begin to brown.
Yield: 4-5 dozen