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Whole Fruit and Nut Slices

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  • 2 cups whole pitted dates
  • 2 cups whole candied cherries (red and green)
  • 2 cups whole pieces candied pineapple
  • 2 cups whole pecans
  • 2 cups whole walnuts
  • 2 cups whole Brazil nuts
  • 1 pound butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs (added one at a time)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Gather the fruits and nuts together to have ready to add to the batter when ready.
  2. Cream the butter, sugars and vanilla extract together; mix well.
  3. Add the 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add the fruits and nuts.
  6. Divide the dough into 4 parts and wrap each in aluminum foil and shape the rolls into the size cookie desired.
  7. Chill for several hours or will keep for several weeks.
  8. Slice when desired using a very sharp knife.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid over-browning.