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Candied Fruit Christmas Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Christmas / Cookies / Desserts

2  cups  white sugar
2  cups  shortening
3    eggs
4    rounded c. flour
1  teaspoon  cinnamon
1  teaspoon  baking soda
1  teaspoon  baking powder
1  teaspoon  vanilla
1/2  pound  bleached raisins, cut up
1/4  pound  candied cherries, cut up
1/2  pound  dates, cut up
2  cups  nuts, chopped
6  slices  candied pineapple (3 red, 3 green, cut up)
1/2  cup  (extra) flour to stir in fruit immediately

Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs, then beat well. Add 4 cups flour (measured, unsifted) to which the next 3 ingredients have been sifted. Add vanilla. Stir in the bowl of cut up fruit and nuts. Form rolls in waxed paper and refrigerate overnight. Slice (1/4 inch thick) and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Don't overbake as the fruit will harden. Grease cookie sheets.

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