Farmer John's Favorite Pumpkin Cookies
Yield: 8-10 dozen.
- 2 Cups Shortening
- 3 Cups Sugar (1.5 Cups Dark Brown, 1.5 Cups Granulated)
- 3 Cups Pureed Pumpkin
- 2 Eggs
- 4 Cups Unbleached Flour
- 2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Salt
- .5 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
- .5tsp. Ground Cloves
- .5 tsp. Ground Allspice
- 2 Cups Butterscotch Chips
- 2 Cups Nuts (I use half walnuts, half pecans)
- 2 cups Raisins (I use half golden and half regular)
Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake: 10-12 minutes at 375º
Combine 6 Tbsp. Butter, 8 tsp. Milk, and 1 Cup Brown Sugar in a pan. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Let cool, then stir in 2 Cups Confectioner's Sugar and 1.5 tsp. Vanilla.
Lightly glaze the tops of each cookie.