Rich Fruit Cookies
|Butter||4 Ounce, softened (8 Tablespoon)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Sifted all purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Currants/Raisins||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Finely chopped dried apricots/Finely chopped dried figs||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Beat the butter in a large bowl until it is light and creamy.
Add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is fluffy.
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and fold into the creamed mixture.
Mix well and stir in the fruit.
Shape the dough into a cylinder about 12 inches long.
Wrap in transparent wrap and chill for several hours or overnight.
Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Using a sharp, heavy knife, cut the dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
Set them about 2 inches apart on unbuttered baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned.
Cool the cookies on wire racks.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 2766 Calories from Fat 877
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 100 g153.6%
Saturated Fat 60.2 g301%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 455.3 mg151.8%
Sodium 731.6 mg30.5%
Total Carbohydrates 441 g147%
Dietary Fiber 13.9 g55.7%
Sugars 240.1 g
Protein 36 g72.1%
Vitamin A 108.9% Vitamin C 39.3%
Calcium 51.6% Iron 85.6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet