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       Title: Paula’s Pumpkin Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 16 servings
       1 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Shortening
       1 c  Pumpkin
       1    Egg; beaten
   2 1/4 c  Flour
   2 1/4 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/4 ts Allspice
     1/4 ts Cloves; ground
     1/4 ts Ginger; ground
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       1 c  Raisins; optional
     1/2 c  Nuts; optional
     Cream together sugar and shortening.  Add pumpkin and egg and mix well.
   Sift together dry ingredients and add, mix well. Stir in vanilla. Add
   raisins and nuts if desired. Drop by tsp. full onto ungreased cookie sheet.
   Bake at 375~ for 10 minutes or til light brown.