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- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup cottage cheese, cream style
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup chopped mixed candied fruits and peels
- 1⁄2 cup candied pineapple, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup pecans, chopped
- pecan halves (optional for topping)
- Pre heat oven to 375°F.
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on high speed about 30 seconds or till softened.
- Add about half of the flour to the butter. Add sugar, cottage cheese, egg, milk, baking powder, vanilla, and baking soda. Beat till combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat or stir in the remaining flour. Stir in the 1/2 cup fruits and peels, pineapple, and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
- Drop the dough from a teaspoon 2 inches apart on a ungreased cookie sheet. Press a nut falf onto the top of each cookie.
- bake in a 375 F oven for 9 to 11 minutes or till the tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
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I took a tip from Annacia when making these & used some dried peaches & pears, then included dried rather than candied pineapple & threw in a bit of candied orange peel. Two-thirds of these great tasting cookies were sent off with my other half to share at work, & the rest of them . . . well, I'm enjoying right here at home! Definitely a keeper of a recipe! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
Delicious and a great cookie choice for Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas. I couldn't find any good candied fruit at the market, just those little cubes of colored squash peel. So, I got some nice dried peach, apple and pears to which I added some dark raisins and a couple of tablespoons finely diced candied ginger. I skipped the nuts in everything this Thanksgiving to please DH. The cookies baked for 11 mins and while very pale they were fully baked and they remained very soft. I put them on the table for general, through the day, munching and almost didn't get a pic before they were gone!
Due to lack of time i baked this as a slice not cookies - just like one big cookie but of course it took a bit longer to bake. I used candied ginger and apples as my fruit combination with a great result. I loved the use of cottage cheese here - most unusual but greatly successful. made for Holiday Tag.