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Holiday Fruit Drops Recipe

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This recipe for Holiday Fruit Drops, by , is from The Sevin Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Eddie Marie Pastor
Added: Saturday, January 13, 2007


31/2 Cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 Tsp baking soda
1/2 Tsp salt
1 Cup butter or margarine - softened
2 Cups packed light-brown sugar OR 2 2/3
Cups granulated brown sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup buttermilk
1 Tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 Cups chopped walnuts, pecans or other nuts
2 Cups halved candied cherries
2 Cups cut-up pitted dates

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt into bowl and set aside. Put butter into bowl of mixer and add brown sugar and eggs. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Add buttermilk, vanilla extract and flour mixture. Mix well. Stir in nuts, cherries and dates. Drop by teaspoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheets. Top each with nut half if desired. Bake in moderate oven (350) 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.




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