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Strawberry Pecan Cookies

 Strawberry Pecan Cookies
My dad's wife is always creating new recipes to use up the fruits and vegetables he grows in his garden. These cake-like cookies are one of her "masterpieces"!
39 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 7 fresh strawberries, crushed
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Red food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Place strawberries in a blender, cover and process until pureed; set
  • aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • puree just until blended. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda;
  • gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans
  • and food coloring if desired.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 131 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium,

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Strawberry Pecan Cookies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.