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Holiday Fruit Drops

  •  4.9 stars stars based on 16 reviews
  •   100% would make this again
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1 cup shortening
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup soured milk, buttermilk, or water
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups broken pecans
2 cups candied cherries, halved
2 cups chopped dates

Mix shortening, sugar and eggs well. Stir in soured milk. Blend dry ingredients, stir in to wet mixture. Stir in the pecans, cherries and dates. Chill at least 1 hour. Heat oven to 400 F. Drop heaping teaspoons of dough about 2" apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Place a pecan half on each cookie if desired. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly.

Note: If using self-rising flour, omit baking soda and salt.

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Reviews of Holiday Fruit Drops:

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  Carolyn in Georgia  Dec 16, 2017
Would make this again.
Double the pecans, replace the dates with more cherries. Have made these cookies every year since 1978. The one cookie my family always asks for! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 18, 2016
Would make this again.
This holiday cookies are the easiest
and most delicious I make at Christmas .
I've been them making since I started
to bake (about 50 years ago) I've
always used this particular recipe,
which I got from an old Betty Crocker
book. So glad to read how many others like It as well
5 stars

  Julia in Nova Scotia Canada  Oct 20, 2016
Would make this again.
Found it here and make it every year - it is delicious!!! 5 stars

  katherine in springfield,MO  Dec 22, 2012
Would make this again.
My family would be so disappointed if i didnt make these!! Been making them for 50 years~ in our family, they are delicious and improve with storage 5 stars

  diane in fl  Nov 20, 2011
Would make this again.
I have made these cookies for at least 50 years,,,not kidding. They are so good and easy. I hope you try them. 5 stars

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