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  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Stir together raisins and bourbon or orange juice and let stand for 1 hour.
  3. Mix or sift together flour, baking powder and spices and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter until fluffy; beat in brown sugar, then egg.
  5. Stir in flour mixture.
  6. Add raisins/bourbon mixture, pecans and fruits; mix well.
  7. Drop by teaspoonsful about 1 inch apart onto greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper).
  8. With wet fingers, press fruit and nuts into batter to form a compact ball.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  10. Remove cookies at once to cool on racks.
  11. Before serving, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
  12. Store airtight in cool, dry place with wax paper between layers.

Yield: about 48 cookies

Recipe can be doubled.

Source: Woman's Day Christmas Crafts and Foods Book 1983


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