Fruitcake Cookies From Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook
As holiday gifts, these rich fruit-and-nut filled cookies are pretty and practical-the taste actually improves with age!
INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups (rounded) all-purpose flour
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces red candied cherries, halved
4 ounces candied pineapple, diced
1-1/2 cups dates, finely cut
1/2 cup broken walnuts
1/2 cup broken pecans
1/2 cup whole hazelnuts
SERVINGS 21 CATEGORY Dessert METHOD Baked PREP 25 min. COOK 15 min. TOTAL 40 min.
DIRECTIONS In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and soda; add to creamed mixture. Stir in fruits and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 325� for 15 minutes. Store tightly covered; cookies are best after a few days. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
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