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Christmas Fruit and Nut Cookies

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These are a delicious and different holiday cookie.

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 slices candied pineapple, cut up
1/2-pound candied cherries, cut in half
2 pounds dates, finely cut
1 cup filberts (whole)
1 cup pecans halves

Instructions

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, soda and salt. Add to cream mixture and combine. Dredge fruit and nuts in remaining flour. Add to mixture. Drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Yields about 4-6 dozen cookies.

Sandra Tucker
Moline



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