Pumpkin Doughnut Drops

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Pumpkin Doughnut Drops

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

1 large egg
2/3 cup granulated white sugar
1 Tablespoon shortening
1/2 cup canned (unsweetened) pure pumpkin
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (Sprite, 7-Up...)
oil for deep fat frying
additional sugar

Directions:

1. In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs, sugar and shortening. Add pumpkin, vinegar and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl; add to pumpkin mixture in two parts, alternately with the soda.

2. In an electric skillet or deep fat fryer, heat oil to 375°F. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; roll in sugar while warm.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (adapted from Taste of Home Best Holiday Recipes 2006)