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  Categories: Cookies, Vegetables, Holiday
       Yield: 7 servings
       2 c  Shortening
       2 c  Sugar
       1 cn (16 ounce) pumpkin
       2    Eggs
       2 ts Vanilla
       4 c  All-purpose flour
       2 ts Baking powder
       2 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Ground nutmeg
     1/2 ts Ground allspice
       2 c  Raisins
       1 c  Chopped nuts
       1 ts Salt
   Cream shortening and sugar. Add pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla; beat
   well. Stir together flour, next 5 ingredients, and 1 teaspoon salt.
   Add to batter; mix well. Stir in raisins and nuts. Drop rounded
   teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350
   degrees F. for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on rack. If desired, frost with
   vanilla frosting. Makes 7 dozen cookies.
   Recipe From: Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Cookies Cookbook
   Copyright 1975 by Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, Iowa