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Fruit Cake Cookies

Serves 36
Ready in 20 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 10 mins
144 calories per serving


> 1 cup granulated sugar
> 1/2 cup shortening
> 1 egg
> 1 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
> 1/2 tsp salt
> 1/2 tsp baking soda
> 1/4 cup buttermilk
> 3/4 cup chopped pecans
> 1 cup chopped dates
> 16 oz Old English Fruit Cake Mix 


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream shortening and sugar until light. Add egg and beat until well blended. Reserving a little of the flour to toss with the fruit mix. Combine remaining flour with the salt and soda. Add the dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Toss fruits with the reserved flour. Fold in the floured fruits and chopped pecans. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches between cookies. Bake at 400° for 8 to 13 minutes, depending on size of cookies. Makes from 3 to 5 dozen Fruit Cake Cookies. Store in an airtight container.


Recipe provided by Paradise Fruit Company

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