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, 1/3 with reserved raisins and the remaining plain.
Bake at 400 °F for from 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly brown.
Yield: 10 servings.