Fruit Drops Florentine

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Recipe by Dorel

Bright red and green cherries lend these fruitcake-like cookies a holiday disposition. A thin drizzle of chocolate makes them even sweeter. This recipe is from These look great on a tray of Christmas goodies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375*.
  2. In a large bowl cream shortening and butter until well blended.
  3. Add 1 cup flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda and vanilla.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Stir in almonds and cherries.
  6. Beat until combined, then stir in remaining 1-1/4 cups flour.
  7. Drop batter by teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden.
  9. Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before transfering to wire racks. Makes 52 cookies using 1 1/2 in cookie scoop
  10. In a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and the 2 teaspoons shortening.
  11. Cook over low heat to melt, stirring until smooth.
  12. Drizzle over cookies.

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