These great cookies will be the favorite of the holiday season. Family and guests will be requesting the recipe.—Lana Rulevish, Ashley, Illinois
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 120 wafers)
- 3/4 cup halved green candied cherries
- 3/4 cup halved red candied cherries
- 1/2 cup chopped candied pineapple
- 3/4 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pour melted butter in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with wafer crumbs. Arrange cherries, pineapple, dates and pecans evenly over the crumbs; press down gently. Combine milk and vanilla; pour over fruit. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Fruitcake Squares in Country Woman November/December 1992, p35
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