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tropical jumbles

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Cynthia Weaver
Woodbury, TN

I keep dried fruits around all year long, so it was natural to make a cookie for the holidays that incorporated my favorite dried fruit flavors.

★★★★★ 2
serves 12 (2 cookies per serving)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tropical jumbles

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 c evaporated milk
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 c natural sliced almonds
  • 3/4 c dried pineapple, chopped to small pieces (or pulse in food processor)
  • 1/2 c dried banana slices, also chopped or pulsed
  • 1/4 c. shredded coconut
  • 1/4 c. all purpose

How To Make tropical jumbles

  • 1
    In med. saucepan, combine butter, evap. milk, sugar and honey, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the fruit and coconut. Stir in the flour. Drop by rounded teaspoon about 3 inches apart onto a greased and floured cookie sheet (or use a silicone baking mat). Spread the batter out to about 3 inch circle and bake at 350 F for 8 minutes. Edges will brown slightly. Cool for a minute and transfer to waxed paper. Cool thoroughly.
  • 2
    For an added touch: melt 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate morsels or white chocolate pieces with 2 TBSP shortening and spread on the bottom of each cookie after thoroughly cooled. Store in cool place with wax paper between layers.