Christmas Fruit Cake Cookies
 
1 cup  butter or margarine, softened
1-1/2 cup  granulated sugar
3   eggs, separated
3 cup  flour, divided
1/2 lb.  candied cherries, finely chopped
1/2 lb.  candied pineapple, finely chopped
1/2 lb.  white raisins
1 quart  shelled pecans, finely chopped
1 tsp  ground cinnamon
1 tsp  ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp  salt
1 tsp  vanilla extract
1 tsp  baking soda, dissolved in a little water
 
cream butter; add sugar, then beaten egg yolks. sprinkle some of the flour 
over the fruit and pecans. add spices and salt to remaining flour. combine 
butter, fruit and flour mixtures. add vanilla extract and baking soda. 
beat egg whites until stiff and fold in. drop scant teaspoonsful on 
greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees f for 10 to 15 minutes. 
batter may be prepared several weeks ahead. freezes well before and after 
baking. yields 125 to 150 cookies. 
 
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(ID: 9757) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Fri, Dec 5, 2003


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