Monday, October 20, 2008


I tried a new cookie recipe honor of fall and weather changes and dreamy thoughts of Thanksgiving and family.

As a thank-you for stopping by my blog, I offer the recipe! How can you go wrong with pumpkin, spices, raisins, pecans and a tangy glaze of lemon zest and lemon juice. I hope you try these!


1/2 cup shortening

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ginger

2 cups flour

1 cup raisins

1 cup chopped pecans

2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cream shortening, sugar and eggs and beat well. Add the pumpkin and mix well. sift all dry ingredients and gradually add to the wet mixture. Add the raisins and chopped nuts. Drop by spoonful onto greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.


Combine 2 cups of powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon lemon zest. Add enough milk to spread on baked cookies. Enjoy!!

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