Fruit Cake Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 13
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Ingredients:

1 cup Margarine -- (2 sticks)
1 cup Light brown sugar -- , packed firm
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon Maple flavoring
3 cups All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 cup Milk
1 medium size box Raisins
6 slices Candied pineapple
2 cups Candied cherries
1 package Chopped dates
7 cups Chopped pecans
 

Preparation / Directions:

Cream margarine and sugar together; add eggs and flavoring. Reserve 1/2 cup flour; sift the remaining 2-1/2 cups with the soda and spices. Add to cream mixture alternately with milk. In a large bowl, dice the pineapple slices and cherries. Add the raisins, dates and nuts. Sift the 1/2 cup flour over fruit and nuts; toss to coat. Pour batter over floured mixture. Mix well. Drop by spoonfulls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 300 deg. F for approximately 20 minutes until done. Cookies may appear to be soft, but will harden a little after they are cooled. Makes about 130 cookies.


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