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Cherry Refrigerator Cookies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Lemon 1⁄2
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped candied cherries 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Chopped almonds/Filberts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped candied pineapple 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

Cream shortening and sugar together.
Add eggs, lemon juice, rind and almond extract.
Sift dry ingredients together, and stir in; add fruit and nuts.
Mix well.
Chill dough.
Form into 1 1/2-inch rolls.
Wrap in waxed paper; chill again.
Slice 1/4 inch thick, and place on greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375°F. 10 minutes.
Makes 5 dozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Party

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