Pumpkin cookies

Recipe is from a newspaper clipping that was found tucked inside a cookbook that was handed down from Jinny Kirk’s mother. There was no date on the clipping.


½ cup pumpkin

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup shortening

1 egg

¾ cup mixed candied peel (optional)

1 ¼ cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon Allspice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon grated lemon rind

½ cup nut meats

½ cup raisins


Mix all together. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.