Christmas recipe — Grandma’s fruit cookies…
Not fruitcake, mind you — fruit cookies. That’s a completely different breed of cat. Your relatives won’t be regifting these for the next decade. That’s a promise.
Don’t believe me? Give this recipe a try and you’ll love it.
These cookies are my favorite, and there is nothing funnier than watching my oldest sister Jo cut the fruit into smaller pieces (a process which can literally provide hours of entertainment). Fire up that oven and enjoy!
Grandma’s fruit cookies
7 cups pecans
6 slices candied pineapple
2 cups candied cherries (red & green)
2 cups dates
¾ cup white raisins (dark will do if you can’t find white)
Cut the above up fine.
1 cup oleo
½ cup sugar
3 cups flour
2 teaspoon soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup milk
2 teaspoons sherry flavoring (rum or wine)
Cream oleo and sugar then add eggs and beat well. Add flour, soda and cinnamon alternating with milk.
Add flavoring mix well, then add fruit.
Drop by spoonful on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes
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Marci Nobles, a Benton resident, is a fantastic cook. Visit her on the Internet at The Crazed Wife Blog or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.