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Christmas Fruit Cake Cookies

This recipe is well over 100 years old.



  1. Cream butter; add sugar, then beaten egg yolks.
  2. Sprinkle some of the flour over the fruit and pecans.
  3. Add spices and salt to remaining flour.
  4. Combine butter, fruit and flour mixtures.
  5. Add vanilla extract and baking soda.
  6. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold in.
  7. Drop scant teaspoonsful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes.

Yield: 125 to 150 cookies

Batter may be prepared several weeks ahead.

Freezes well before and after baking.


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