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Christmas Fruit Drop Cookies

Why wait for the holidays to make a chewy, fruit- and nut-packed homemade cookie? They're delicious.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 96

Ingredients

2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup shortening
1/2
cup buttermilk
2
eggs
3 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
2
cups candied cherries, cut in half
2
cups chopped dates
1 1/2
cups chopped pecans
Pecan halves, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening, buttermilk and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until blended, or mix with spoon. Gradually stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in cherries, dates and chopped pecans. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease cookie sheet. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Place a pecan half on each cookie.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar plus enough milk to make 1/2 cup to use for the buttermilk.

Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking. If it's too firm, let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
85
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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