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Ingredients

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup filberts, chopped
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 pound pitted dates, chopped
1/4 pound candied cherries, chopped
2 slices candied pineapple, chopped
1/4 cup flour

Instructions

Cream brown sugar and margarine together. Stir flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon into creamed mixture until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix chopped fruit and nuts. Stir in the extra 1/4 cup flour until mixed. Add to first mixture and blend well. Drop from teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Yields approximately 7 dozen

Alice Hansen
Prophetstown



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