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Chocolate Fruit N Nut Cookies

 Chocolate Fruit N Nut Cookies
Filled with fruit, nuts, chocolate and loads of flavor, these traditional Italian treats hit the spot. We enjoy them at Christmas with a hot beverage.
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup mixed candied fruit, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine butter, milk, sugar and honey. Bring to a full
  • boil. Remove from the heat; stir in almonds and fruit. Stir in flour
  • until blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased and
  • floured baking sheets. Spread batter with a spoon to form 2-1/2-in.
  • circles. Bake at 350° for 6-9 minutes or until edges are lightly
  • browned. Cool on pans for 1 minute before carefully removing to
  • waxed paper to cool completely. For coating, combine chocolate chips
  • and shortening in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted.
  • Spread 1 teaspoonful over the bottom of each cookie. When chocolate
  • is almost set, draw wavy lines with a fork or cake decorating comb.
  • Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 235 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.