Recipe for Christmas Fruit Cookies


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar; firmly packed
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 1/2 tablespoon buttermilk
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup bourbon
1/2 lb white raisins
1/2 lb candied cherries
1/2 lb candied pineapple
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup pecans; chopped


Cream shortening and sugar; beat in eggs and add vanilla. Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Combine 1 c. flour and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and bourbon. Beat well after each addition. Coat fruit with 1/2 c. flour; stir fruit and nuts into batter. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets and bake at 350 deg. for 10-15 min. Makes 6 doz. cookies.

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