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Holiday Fruit Cookies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Candied cherries 2 Cup (32 tbs), halved
  Brown sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs), packed
  Buttermilk/Sour milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Soda 1 Tablespoon
  Broken pecans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Dates 2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack, Fruit Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Quick
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
62

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