Recipe for Mrs. Claus' Cookies


8 stewed california dried figs - (uns; weetened)
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon mace
1 1/2 cup crunchy rice cereal
1 cup coarsely broken walnut meats
1/2 cup currants


With scissors, snip stems off figs, and cut them into little pieces. Combine with shortening and sugar, and cream together with eggs and salt. Sift flour, measure and sift again with baking powder, soda and mace. Combine all ingredients. Drop from teaspoon onto buttered baking sheets. Bake in moderate oven (365 F.) for about 12 minutes, or until nicely brown.

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