Candied Fruit Cookies (Colorado)

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 cups pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup each chopped candied cherries and pineapple
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped Brazil nuts, toasted
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in fruits and nuts.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts

1 each: 59 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.Originally published as Candied Fruit Cookies in Country Woman November/December 1998Christmas Lights Cookies

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