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.