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George's Fruit Cookies

Esther Kenagy

"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 263 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 - 5 dozen)

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  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; 12.6 g fat; 35.4 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 112 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My mother had this recipe and it's every bit as good as it was then. The only problem with them is that---if they last long enough---the outside softens and they stick together. Good eating!