Diabetic Pumpkin Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 egg
2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup cooked pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts (chopped)

Soak the cup of raisins in water for several minutes, drain and set aside. Cream the shortening until fluffy. Add the egg, pumpkin and vanilla extract. Beat well. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and then add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Add the nuts and raisins. Drop by spoonfuls on to greased baking sheets, pressing with a fork. Bake at 350 F for 10-11 minutes. Makes 3 to 4 dozen.

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