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Aunt Ruth's Christmas Fruit Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Peggy Aldrine
Added: Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. lt.brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. dark molasses
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour (sifted 1x)
1 c. nuts
1 sm. bottle maraschino cherries (drained, cut into pieces)
1 c. dates (cut into pieces)
1-2 candied pineapple rings (red & green good)
1 tsp. baking soda (dissolved in 1/4 c. boiling water)

Directions:
Directions:
Cream butter and sugar, add other ingredients in order named, adding a little flour, then fruit and nuts then rest of flour. Stir in soda water. Stir well and drop by generous rounded teaspoons on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 min. in 350 F oven.

Candied pineapple comes in different colors and you can use almost any candied fruit. Cut fruit and dates with scissors dipped in water to keep from sticking.

Do not overbake these, they should be moist. Store in covered container.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
can't remember
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30-45 min.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Aunt Ruth got this recipe from Russell's mother in Illinois and she gave it to our mother, who gave it to me.

 

 

 

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