Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mennonite Fruit Cookies

1 cup margarine
1-½ cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
¼ cup fruit juice
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp each ground allspice, nutmeg & cloves
2 cups craisins or raisins
1 cup chopped dates
2 cups chopped candied fruit peel
2 cups chopped pecans
½ cup whole wheat flour

Cream margarine and sugar. Beat in eggs and fruit juice. Add flour, soda, salt and spices and stir well. Combine fruit and nuts in separate bowl with ½ cup whole-wheat flour. Stir into batter. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes. Yield: 90.

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