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Whole Fruit and Nut Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Nuts

2  cups  pitted dates, whole
2  cups  candied cherries, whole, red & green
2  cups  candied pineapple
2  cups  pecans
2  cups  walnuts
2  cups  Brazil nuts
1  pound  butter or margarine
1  teaspoon  vanilla
1  cup  sugar
1  cup  brown sugar
3    eggs, added one at a time
5  cups  flour
1  teaspoon  baking soda
1  Pinch  salt

1. Gather the fruits and nuts together to have ready to add to the batter when ready. Cream the butter, sugars and vanilla together; mix well. Then add the 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Then the batter is ready for the fruits and nuts.

2. Divide the dough into 4 parts and wrap each in aluminum foil and shape the rolls into the size cookie desired. Chill several hours or will keep for several weeks. Slice when desired using a real sharp knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Or watch carefully to brown.

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