Festive fruit cake cookies

Yield: 36 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Raisins
1 cup Candied cherries, coarsely
Chopped
1 cup Candied pineapple, coarsely
Chopped
1 cup Coarsely chopped Brazil nuts
½ cup Butter Flavor Crisco
Shortening
¾ cup Granulated sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
½ teaspoon Almond extract
1¼ cup All-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt

Combine fruit and nuts. Mix well. Cream shortening, sugar, egg and flavorings on medium speed of electric mixer until light and creamy.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture, beating on low speed until blended. Stir in fruits. Mix well. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 10-1 minutes, or until golden. Prep Time: 15 minutes Baking Time: 12 minutes Servings: about 36 cookies Freezing: Excellent From 1991 Baking Festival Recipes Typed for you by Dottie Theriault Submitted By DOTTIE THERIAULT On 09-27-95

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