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DESSERT

MOLASSES PUMPKIN COOKIES, American

Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light molasses
  • 1 cup cooked mashed pumpkin, fresh or canned
  • 4 ½ cups flour, sifted
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • Icing, colored orange
  • Nuts, candy pieces for decorating
Preparation Instructions

Cream butter and sugar; blend in molasses and pumpkin. Sift together flour, soda. salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger, gradually adding to other ingredients, blend well at low speed with electric mixer. Divide dough into four equal parts: chill 30 minutes. Knead each dough section into a smooth ball on a floured board. Roll out to ¼ inch thickness and cut with pumpkin cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake in 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on rack, frost with orange icing and decorate face. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Contributed by Michele Weith Tribune Foods Editor, 1969

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