1 Cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 cup mashed pumpkin 1 egg 2 cups flour 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup raisins (optional) Cream shortening , sugar and pumpkin. Add eggs and mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients and raisins. Drop from spoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes.
Frosting for Pumpkin Cookies 3 Tbsp. butter 4 tsp. milk 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup powdered sugar 3/4 tsp. vanilla
Cook butter, milk and brown sugar until dissolved: Cool and add powdered sugar and vanilla . Spread on warm cookies. Yield 4- 5 dozen.