Pumkin’ Cookies

I wonder if this could be made as a scone as well as a cookie. I have no idea who Charlene was, maybe someone who came in to help Gram out in her later years, or maybe someone she knew from church. Pumkin’ – pumpkin of course – cookies look to be sweet, and of course are a chocolate alternative. I was speaking with a friend of mine recently about how modern desserts and treats are so focused on chocolate, but there are so many treats that are good. It makes me wonder how we got to the point in America that dessert is synonymous with chocolate. I’ll keep that in mind the next time I’m on the hook for a dessert. Which by the way I am, for my mom’s birthday in July, and I’m going to be bringing Angel Pie, a non-chocolate dessert. :-)

Pumkin’ Cookies (Charlene)

1 c Crisco

1 c white sugar

1 c brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1 can pumpkin (1 lb)

2 c raisins

1 c chopped nuts (app)

4 c flour

3/4 tsp salt

2 tsp soda

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

Soak raisins in boiling water until soft. Drain. Cream Crisco & sugars. Add pumpkin, vanilla. Mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients gradually. Mix well & add raisins & nuts.

Drop by tsp & pat down a little. Bake at 350 10-12 min. Take out before brown.


Cream stick of oleo, 1 lb confectioners sugar 2 tsp vanilla. Add a little milk for right consistency. Frost cookies while warm.

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