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Santa's Fruit & Nut Cookies

 Santa's Fruit & Nut Cookies
This delightful holiday cookie was given to me by a co-worker. I bring them to all of my Christmas parties.—Sherry Turner, Miami, Florida
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Cut in shortening until crumbly. Stir in milk just until moistened.
  • Stir in fruit and nuts.
  • On a floured surface, roll or pat dough into a 12-in. x 6-in.
  • rectangle. Cut into 4-in. x 1/2-in. strips. Form into "S" shapes;
  • place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on
  • wire racks. Combine confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve
  • a drizzling consistency; drizzle over cookies. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 86 calories,

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Santa's Fruit & Nut Cookies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.