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Fruitcake Cookies

Fruitcake Cookies
by Mary Clark, Cookie Club Member
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Category: Desserts, Cookies, Christmas
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Level: Baking Experience Helpful
Yield: 5 Dozen Cookies

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I was given this recipe way back in 1981 and I still enjoy it, even more than fruitcake. Hope that you will too.


1/2 c. butter
4 eggs
1/2 pound candied cherries
1/2 pound candied pineapple
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. all purpose flour
1 3/4 c. sugar
3 T. milk
6 c. chopped pecans
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. white raisins


Put raisins to soak in hot water overnight. Drain before using. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition . Add milk. 

In another bowl, mix soda with 2 cups of the flour and slowly add in the cut up fruit, drained raisins and nuts, coating all the fruits and nuts with flour mixture. (This prevents the fruits and nuts from sinking to the bottom.) Add other cup of flour and mix well. Add fruit mixture to first mixture. Add vanilla and mix well. 

Drop by small spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 275 degrees for 20-25 minutes.