Pumpkin Cookies, Oh My!

Fall has officially arrived and has brought with it my favorite flavors of the year.  I go nuts for pumpkin spice lattes, hot apple cider, and, well, pretty much any pumpkin baked good!  One of my absolute favorites is my mom’s pumpkin cookies.  I am hoping to bake a batch this weekend, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you today.

1 c. shortening     2 c. sugar     1 large can pumpkin     2 tsp. vanilla     2 tsp. salt     4 c. flour     2 tsp. baking soda     2 tsp. baking powder     2 tsp. cinnamon     2 c. raisins (although I may try chocolate chips this year)     Chopped black walnuts, optional

Stir all ingredients together in large bowl, and drop by rounded tablespoon on to cookie sheet.  Leave some space in between, as they will spread.   Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.