Cookies with currants, pecans, raisins, candied pineapple, citron, dates and spices.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
96
Yield:
8 dozen
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Ingredients

96
Original recipe yields 96 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat eggs until foamy, add to mixture. Sift flour with spices, cocoa and soda. Save out 1/2 cup of flour mixture. Add the rest of flour mixture to butter mixture. Stir in coffee.

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  • Cut fruits into small slivers and dredge fruit and chopped pecans lightly in flour saved out for this. Add to fruit and the rest of flour to batter, mixing thoroughly.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  • Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet. Do not place too close together. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Do not over-brown. Store cookies in jars.

Nutrition Facts

101 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 12.5g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 10.9mg; sodium 30.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
had a similar cookie years ago called english rocks. very good better after they have set for a couple of weeks. will keep for a several months in closed containers (tins work the best) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
Thank you! My Grandma used to make something similar called Christmas Gems. Didn't have the cocoa or coffee though - nice touch! I ended up having to add about 1/3 cup coffee and they turned out perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
had a similar cookie years ago called english rocks. very good better after they have set for a couple of weeks. will keep for a several months in closed containers (tins work the best) Read More
(8)
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