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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, if raw
1/2 cup (4 ounces) candied pineapple, chopped
1/2 cup (4 ounces) candied cherries, chopped
8 ounces chopped dates

Instructions

Cream butter, brown sugar add egg. In another bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and stir into creamed mixture. (This is extremely thick dough and requires an electric mixer.) Dredge fruit and nuts in 1/4 cup flour and stir into dough. (It will seem impossible, but just requires a little effort.) Drop by measuring tablespoonsful onto greased baking sheet (I prefer lining with parchment paper). Bake about 11 minutes in preheated 350-degree oven. (Check often; they burn easily.) Remove cookie sheet to rack and cool several minutes before cooling individual cookies on racks. Makes 4 or 5 dozen.

Dot Christiansen
Bettendorf



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