Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fruit Cocktail Cookies

On Sunday, I shared with you one of my dad's favorite cookies, today is yet another one of his favorites. When I told my husband about this cookie he simply had to try it, so of course I just had to make them for him. To be honest when I was growing up I really didn't like this cookie very much, but as we get older our taste change and I really like them now. I have not tried it but in my opinion I think a nice cream cheese frosting would be a great addition, Ed agrees. It has been really great to share these cookie memories of my loving father with my husband and all of you.

3 C. - Flour
1 Tsp. - Baking Soda
1 Tsp. - Baking Powder
¼ Tsp. - Salt
1 Tsp. - Cinnamon
½ Tsp. - Nutmeg
1 C. - Shortening
1 C. - Brown Sugar
½ C. - White Sugar
3 - Eggs
1 C. - Golden Raisins
2 C. - Drained Fruit Cocktail
1 Tsp. - Vanilla

In a bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients, in the bowl of the kitchen aid add the shortening, brown sugar, white sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until smooth, stir in the fruit and vanilla then slowly stir in the dry ingredients. Drop by teaspoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-14 minutes.

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Donna-FFW said...

So original.. I love it. On my agenda soon.

Kasha said...

MMMMMM MaryBeth! My dad makes this into bread. I wonder if he has ever thought of cookies! Love it! Thanks for the idea! Did you have a Merry Christmas?

Kasha said...

I had 15 people staying with me in my small house (in- laws to be exact) and it still managed to be wonderful. Thank you.

The Blonde Duck said...

These look wonderful!

teresa said...

these look so good, i've never seen anything like it!

Lisa said...

Wow. That's a really interesting recipe. So true, how our tastes change. I never liked fruit in cookies when I was a child but it has begun to grow on me over the years.

Elizabeth said...

My husband would go wild for this treat! I will give it a try soon.

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