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Squash Cookies

Squash Cookies

Manny
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Pastries
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.