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.