Fruity sweet and nutty drop cookies.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream the shortening with the brown sugar. Beat in the eggs. Stir in the buttermilk.

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  • Blend in the flour, baking soda and salt. Once well combined stir in the chopped pecans, candied cherries and chopped dates. Cover and chill dough for at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  • Drop spoonfuls of chilled dough onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

168.1 calories; 1.8 g protein; 25.5 g carbohydrates; 7.9 mg cholesterol; 87.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2005
I left out the dates because I thought the cookies might be too sweet. My hubby tried them and loved them! I made them for a Christmas cookie exchange and had to make another batch just for him! Mine seemed to want to brown around the edges before baking throughout the middle so be very careful not to burn! Great cookies Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
I found that with that many dates that was the dominant flavor. Also the bottom of the cookies got too brown before the cookie was done. I don't know if lowering the temperature and baking longer would help. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2005
I left out the dates because I thought the cookies might be too sweet. My hubby tried them and loved them! I made them for a Christmas cookie exchange and had to make another batch just for him! Mine seemed to want to brown around the edges before baking throughout the middle so be very careful not to burn! Great cookies Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
I found that with that many dates that was the dominant flavor. Also the bottom of the cookies got too brown before the cookie was done. I don't know if lowering the temperature and baking longer would help. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2003
This is the best fruit cookie Ive ever tasted! And my mother in law has requested I be the official baker of them for she has tried three times and hasn't got them the way I first did just by following Valorie's recipe. Yeah!!! Score one for the Daughter in Law! (plus they are nice alternative to Chocolate and Peppermints around the holidays)Holiday Fruit Drops have now become our official "Party" Cookie. yum yum. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2005
I left out the dates because I thought the cookies might be too sweet. My hubby tried them and loved them! I made them for a Christmas cookie exchange and had to make another batch just for him! Mine seemed to want to brown around the edges before baking throughout the middle so be very careful not to burn! Great cookies Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2008
These cookies are wonderful. Have been making them a couple of years. Always get asked to make more and more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
this is the best fruit cookie recipe that I have ever used. My family loved them. thanks for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2014
Not the recipe I was looking for. The cookies were too flat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2018
These cookies are so good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2014
These are Delicious! My Mom has made them for many years. Now they're a Christmas tradition at my house! Carol Walker Read More