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More sourdough cookies.

All these cookie recipes are from Rita Davenport's Sourdough Cookery

 Sourdough Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Canned yams or sweet potatoes are delicious pumpkin substitutes

1/4 cup shortening (I'd use butter.)

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup sourdough starter

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tsps. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1-1/2 tsps. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/8 tsp. ginger

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg, sourdough starter and pumpkin.  Mix well.  Combine flour with remaining dry ingredients.  Mix well.  Add raisins and nuts along with dry ingredients to starter mixture.  Mix until blended.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 deg.F. for 15 minutes or until done.  Makes 1-1/2 doz.

Sourdough Ambrosia Drops

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup sourdough starter

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. grated orange peel

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup coconut

Pecan halves

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and sourdough starter, beat well.  Mix together dry ingredients.  Add to sourdough mixture along with orange peel, chopped nuts and coconut.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and press a pecan half into the centre of each cookie.  Bake at 375 deg.F. for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned.  Makes 2 to 3 doz. cookies.

 

I'll post a recipe for brownies tomorrow.