Chewy and spicy, these frosted fruit cookies make good Christmas cookies.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a food processor or with the fine blade of a food grinder, process or grind raisins, figs, dates and walnuts.

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.

  • In a mixing bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add flour mixture and beat until well mixed.

  • Stir in ground fruit mixture. Divide dough in half; cover and chill several hours or overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet.

  • On a well floured surface roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minute or until done. Cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes, then remove and cool thoroughly on rack.

  • Combine 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk (4-5 tsp) to make icing of drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; 2.3 g protein; 34.9 g carbohydrates; 35.9 mg cholesterol; 174.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This is a really tasty cookie. Well worth the extra time to make. They remain soft and chewy even after a week or more. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This is a really tasty cookie. Well worth the extra time to make. They remain soft and chewy even after a week or more. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This is a really tasty cookie. Well worth the extra time to make. They remain soft and chewy even after a week or more. Read More
(4)