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Libby’s Pumpkin Nut Bread recipe


2 c. flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. pumpkin
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
1/4 c. soft butter
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together first 6 ingredients. Combine pumpkin, sugar, milk and eggs in mixing bowl and beat. Add dry ingredients and soft butter. Beat until well-mixed then add nuts. Bake in well greased loaf pan for 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

Makes 1 loaf

Libby’s Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Lemon Icing recipe


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1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup Libby’s pumpkin
2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup nuts, chopped
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream shortening; gradually beat in sugar. Add eggs and pumpkin, mix well. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and spices together. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix. Add nuts. Drop by heaping teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes (until firm to touch). Remove from baking sheets. Cool.

Makes 4 dozen cookies

Lemon Icing recipe

2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. grated lemon rind
Cream or milk

Combine confectioners sugar with lemon juice and lemon rind. Add just enough cream or milk to make icing spreadable.

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