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Jeweled Cookies

Candied fruits give a stained-glass look to these cookies that taste like shortbread. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    12-14 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 cups 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 cookies: 136 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • hughesbambi
    Dec 20, 2017

    Very festive. I soaked the raisins in Armaretto which I always do when using raisins. Next time I will probably use almond extract as well.

  • missymare
    Mar 21, 2007

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