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Pumpkin Jumbos

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Ingredients
  Dark seedless raisins 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  All purpose flour 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Chopped walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Creamy orange frosting 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Combine raisins and water in a saucepan.
Bring to boiling and simmer 5 minutes.
Drain, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.
Set raisins and liquid aside.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together; set aside.
Cream butter with spices and extract; add sugar gradually, beating until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Add dry ingredients alternately with raisin liquid, mixing until blended after each addition.
Mix in raisins and walnuts.
Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 400°F about 10 minutes.
Remove to wire racks.
When cool, frost with Creamy Orange Frosting.
Decorate to resemble jack-o'-lantern faces.
With a wooden pick or fine brush dipped in melted chocolate, draw lines to indicate grooves in pumpkin and to make the face.
Use a piece of citron or angelica for stem.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Nut

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