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Jeweled Cookies

 Jeweled Cookies
Candied fruits give a stained-glass look to Raymond, Alberta field editor Ruth Ann Stelfox's specialties. "They're like shortbread, but dressed up," she says.
72 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup each chopped red and green candied cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied pineapple

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating
  • well after each. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed
  • mixture. Stir in raisins, nuts, cherries and pineapple; mix well.
  • Shape into 2-in. rolls; wrap in waxed paper or foil. Freeze at least
  • 2 hours.
  • Cut into 1/4-in. slices; place on greased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire
  • racks. Yield: 12-14 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 136 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.