Family Recipes Cookbook

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Fruitcake Cookies 11/19/2009

Filed under: Desserts,Kayla DeArmas — dearmasa @ 9:13 AM

Do not be afraid of the name – these cookies are delicious!!

 

1 cup citron

1 cup chopped candied fruit

1 cup chopped pecans

1 lb. white raisins

1 cup cooking sherry

1 tbs. buttermilk

2/3 cup butter

1 ½ cup light brown sugar

3 eggs

3 cups flour

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. ground cloves

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

Soak chopped fruit overnight in sherry in the yellow bowl, covered with a dishcloth. Next day, in a separate bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and eggs. Beat well with hand mixer. Sift all dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture with a spoon. Fold in buttermilk and vanilla. Combine nuts with fruit, and fold into batter. Drop spoonfuls onto an ungreased, foil covered baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes. Makes 12 dozen.

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