Holiday Fruit Cookies
|Shortening||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Flour||3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)|
|Candied cherries||2 Cup (32 tbs), halved|
|Brown sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs), packed|
|Buttermilk/Sour milk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Broken pecans||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Dates||2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped|
Mix shortening and sugar; add eggs.
Stir in buttermilk or sour milk; add dry ingredients which have been sifted together.
Add nuts and fruit.
Chill 1 hour.
Drop small spoonsful 2" apart on greased cookie sheet.
Place pecan half on top of each.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in 400° oven.
Makes 7 dozen.
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g8.5%
Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.3%
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 6.8 mg2.3%
Sodium 164.3 mg6.8%
Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.6%
Dietary Fiber 0.91 g3.7%
Sugars 15.5 g
Protein 1 g2.8%
Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 0.09%
Calcium 0.6% Iron 2.7%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet