Fruit and Nut Cookies

Fruit and Nut Cookies

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • ¾

    cup butter, softened

  • ¾

    cup shortening

  • 1-¼

    cups packed brown sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    teaspoons baking powder

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained

  • ½

    cup chopped dates

  • ½

    cup chopped red maraschino cherries

  • ½

    cup chopped green maraschino cherries

  • ½

    cup flaked coconut

  • ½

    cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions

In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Shape into three 10-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 7 dozen.


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