Farmer John's Favorite Pumpkin Cookies

Yield: 8-10 dozen.

Cream:

  • 2 Cups Shortening
  • 3 Cups Sugar (1.5 Cups Dark Brown, 1.5 Cups Granulated)

Add:

  • 3 Cups Pureed Pumpkin
  • 2 Eggs

Combine:

  • 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

Stir in:

  • 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

Frosting:
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.

Enjoy!