Bernice Donovan's Fruitcake Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 96
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1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup jelly
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons soda
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice -- cloves, and nutmeg
1 1/2 pounds mixed candied fruits
1 pound raisins
3/4 pound chopped pecans

Preparation / Directions:

Cream together butter, sugar, and jelly. Beat in eggs. Dissolve soda in milk and add. Sift together flour and spices and add half of this to the creamed mixture. Combine fruits and nuts and dredge with remaining flour mixture. Stir this into batter . Drop from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on size of cookies. These cookies should be made well in advance of the holidays as they ripen like fruitcake. Makes: 8 dozen


Nutritional Information:

56 Calories (kcal); 3g Total Fat; (45% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 5mg Cholesterol; 7mg Sodium

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