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Holiday Fruitcake Cookies

 Holiday Fruitcake Cookies
What says “Christmas” more than fruitcake? Less sweet and dense than the actual cake, these goodies are sure to please your family and friends. —Hannah LaRue Rider, East Point, Kentucky
108 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon rum extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped mixed candied fruit
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, orange juice and extract. Combine the flour,
  • baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well. Stir in the candied fruit, raisins and pecans.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire
  • racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 9 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 57 calories,

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Holiday Fruitcake Cookies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.