Alaska's Fruit Cookies Recipe

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Alaska's Fruit Cookies

Bea L.


ALASKA: Munch your way across the USA. Selma Lucas, the state of Alaska is now represented. This recipe is from "Capitol Cookies" with recipes from every state & Washington, DC. This recipe was submitted by Capitol City Women's Bowler's Association, Juneau, Alaska, Irene E. Brown, Chairperson. The WBA was putting together their Bowler's Cookbook and Arlene Johnson submitted this recipe for their cookbook. I personally have not made these so, Selma, if you make them, let us know if they make your home state proud.

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32 oz
chopped dates
8 oz
candied pineapple
4 oz
green candied cherries
4 oz
red candied cherries
16 oz
chopped pecans
8 oz
chopped walnuts
1 c
all purpose flour
2 stick
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
brown sugar
1 1/2 c
(additional) all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 325. Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray with Pam.
Dredge fruit & nuts in the 1 cup of flour and set aside. Sift together the 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda and cinnamon and set aside.
Cream softened butter and brown sugar together. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add the 1 1/2 cups flour mixture and combine well. Mix in the vanilla. Now mix in the fruit mixture to incorporate.
Drop onto prepared cookie sheets and bake @325 to 350 for approximately 15 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Alaska