George's Fruit Cookies

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A man named George gave my mother this recipe when he was eating lunch one day while putting in a new furnace over 50 years ago!

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Servings:
24
Yield:
4 to 5 - dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons molasses

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 tablespoons hot water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in warm water.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and the sugar. Beat the eggs and mix in. Stir in molasses, chopped nuts, fruit cocktail, raisins and vanilla. Mix in spices, baking soda and salt. Sift the flour and stir in. Mix until well blended.

  3. Drop by teaspoon on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
13g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 129mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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