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Christmas Fruit Cookies Whnp81a

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Servings: 72
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Holidays

1/2  c  Shortening
1/2  c  Brown sugar, firmly packed
2  ea  Eggs
1/2  ts  Vanilla
1/2  ts  Soda
1 1/2  tb  Buttermilk
1  c  Flour
1/4  ts  Allspice
1/4  ts  Nutmeg
1/4  ts  Cinnamon
1/4  c  Bourbon
1/2  lb  White raisins
1/2  lb  Candied cherries
1/2  lb  Candied pineapple
1/2  c  Flour
1 1/2  c  Pecans, chopped

Cream shortening and sugar; beat in eggs and add vanilla. Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Combine 1 c. flour and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and bourbon. Beat well after each addition. Coat fruit with 1/2 c. flour; stir fruit and nuts into batter. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets and bake at 350 deg. for 10-15 min. Makes 6 doz. cookies. From Southern Living - Dec. 1976

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