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Holiday Fruit Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  softened shortening
2    eggs, beaten
2  cups  brown sugar
3 1/2  cups  flour
1/2  cup  buttermilk or sour milk
2  cups  diced dates
1 1/2  cups  broken pecans
2  cups  diced candied cherries or well drained mar

Mix thoroughly shortening, brown sugar and eggs. Stir in sour cream or buttermilk and flour. Mix pecans, dates and cherries. Chill at least 1 hour or overnight. Drop by teaspoons on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until there is almost no imprint left when touched or golden brown. Watch carefully as they burn easily. Makes 8 dozen.

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