Came across this recipe the other day. I think it is a keeper!
PUMPKIN COOKIES - 1970 Southern LivingOur Best Recipes
1 cup shortening
1-1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tea. vanilla
1small can pumpkin
4 cups all purpose
1 tea. cinnamon
1 tea. baking powder
1 cup raisins
1 cup crushed walnuts
Cream shortening and sugar;add egg, vanilla & pumpkin. Mixwell. Mix flour with other ingredients, add
to mixture (which will be stiff). Stir in raisins and walnuts.Drop by heaping tablespoons onto greased and floured cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F.for 20 minutes. Cool - place several cookies in plastic or paper bag with powdered sugar, shake bag, remove cookies.
Southern Living calls for frosting: 1/4 lb soft butter -1 pound powdered sugar, 1/8 tea. vanilla, 3 or 4
TBS milk. Cream butter; add powdered sugar,mixwell, add salt,vanilla and milk a tablespoon at a time, beat until smooth, cool and frost cookies