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Aunt Connie's Fruit Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Aunt Connie's Fruit Cookies, by , is from The Sgambati Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Monday, March 3, 2008


5 c flour
2 c sugar
10 eggs
1 c mixed dried fruit
1 T lemon extract
1 T shortening
1/2 t salt
4 T baking powder
1 c walnuts

Heat oven to 350

In large mixing bowl, mix eggs, sugar, lemon extract and shortening. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Add mixed fruit and walnuts, dough will be stiff.

Divide dough in half. On a greased baking sheet, roll each portion into a 14" by 4" rectangle. (You can fit both on one cookie sheet.) Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. If cookies seem to be browning too much, cover with aluminum foil and finish baking. Let cool for 15 minutes.

Transfer rectangles to cutting board; cut diagonally with a sharp serrated edge knife into 1/2" to 3/4" slices. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.




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