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Ingredients

1 package (15 ounces) seedless raisins
1/2 cup bourbon
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
4 cups pecan halves
1 pound candied cherries
1/2 pound mixed candied fruit
Confectioners' sugar, optional

Instructions

Stir raisins and bourbon together and let stand 1 hour. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream butter and gradually beat in brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well.

Add flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves and pecans. Mix well. Add raisin- bourbon mixture and candied fruit.

Drop by teaspoons onto buttered cookie sheet. "Or to make cookies, shape into balls with your hands. This helps hold them together before baking. I find this works better than dropping from a teaspoon."

Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and place on paper towel to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. Makes 10 dozen.

Gerry Harmon
Aledo



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