Kalabasa or Squash Cookies


2-1/2  cups enriched flour
1-1/2  cups firmly packed light Brown sugar
4  teaspoons baking powder
1-1/4  teaspoons salt
1/4  teaspoon ginger (powdered)
1/2  teaspoon orange extract
1/3  cup oil for shortening
1  cup chopped raisins
1  cup chopped nuts
1  cup mashed cooked kalabasa (squash)
3 eggs

How to make Kalabasa (Squash) Cookies

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  • In large mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Blend in kalabasa and orange extract.
  • Add flour mixture all at once, stirring until well-blended Reserve 2 tablespoons nuts and 2 tablespoons raisins.
  • Stir remaining nuts and raisins into batter.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 of the cookies with reserved nuts, l/3 with reserved raisins and the remaining plain.
  • Bake at 400 °F for from 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly brown.
  • Yield: 10 servings.

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