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Fruit Cake Cookies

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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour, plus 1/4 cup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup hazel nuts (filberts), left whole and toasted
1/2 cup candied pineapple, chopped
1/2 cup candied cherries, chopped
8 ounces chopped dates

Instructions

Cream butter and brown sugar; add egg. In another bowl, mix 1 cup flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and stir into creamed mixture. Dough will be extremely thick. Dredge fruit and nuts in 1/4 cup flour and stir into dough. This will be tough. Drop by measuring tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake about 11 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven. Remove cookie sheet to rack and cool several minutes before placing on racks to cool. Makes 4 or 5 dozen cookies.

Dot Christiansen
Bettendorf




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