Pumpkin-Nut Cookies

Pumpkin-Nut Cookies

Scrumptious pumpkin-nut cookies. I top with a buttercream frosting and color it orange for October and red or white for the holidays. This recipe can be frozen if desired.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 cookie sheets.
  2. Step 2

    Beat shortening with an electric mixer until creamy; add sugar gradually. Beat until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin and eggs; mix well.
  3. Step 3

    Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and ginger together. Stir into the pumpkin mixture until blended. Add raisins and walnuts.
  4. Step 4

    Drop teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  5. Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until edges are firm and starting to brown, about 15 minutes.