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Recipe for Nana Dougherty's Candied Fruit Cookies

Submitted by: Marijol

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2lb  Candied Cherries
1/2 lb  Candied Lemon Peel and Candied Orange Peel
Eggs
1/4 lb  Candied Citron (must be chopped extremely fine)
1/4 lb  Candied Red and Green Pineapple
1lb  White Raisins (chopped)
1/4 lb  Candied Ginger
1lb  Dates (chopped)
4 cups  Pecans (chopped)
1 cup  Butter (softened)
2 1/2 cups  Flour
1 tsp  Baking Soda
1 tsp  Salt
1 tsp  Cinnamon
1 1/2 cups  Sugar

Cooking Directions:
1.  Chop all the fruits and nuts finely using some of the 2 1/2 cups flour to keep fruit from sticking to knife. Wash and dry knife frequently.

2.  Sift together flour (set aside 1/2 cup flour to use while cutting up fruit), baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

3.  Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs to creamed butter/sugar mixture.

4.  Combine everything really well including fruit and nuts. Shape into walnut-sized balls with your hands.

5.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 10 to 15 minuts at 300 F. Watch..they can burn easily. VERY FATTENING but delicious!!!

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