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Holiday Fruit Drops

These are chewy dropped cookies with a wonderful brown-sugar flavor. They're just ideal for Christmas. Recipe from one of the little recipe pamphlets Pillsbury used to include in their bags of flour at Christmastime.

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  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Reserve.
  • Cream the softened butter and add the brown sugar and eggs. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the buttermilk, vanilla, and flour mixture. Mix well. Stir in the nuts, cherry halves and cut-up dates.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheets. If you wish, you may top each cookie with a nut half for decoration. Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
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"These are chewy dropped cookies with a wonderful brown-sugar flavor. They're just ideal for Christmas. Recipe from one of the little recipe pamphlets Pillsbury used to include in their bags of flour at Christmastime."
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  1. -Sheri-
    To lower the calories and fat (54 calories and 2 grams of fat per cookie) I changed this cookie a bit. Affected is the butter, brown sugar, eggs, nuts, and fruit. 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup applesauce, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup splenda, 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites, and about 15 maraschino cherries cut into small chunks, and 1 cup walnuts. No candied cherries or dates. For decoration I added a halved maraschino cherry on top of each cookie. I really liked it. I got 66 cookies instead of 36 using a tsp. as called for. WW 1 point per cookie.
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  2. Lorraine of AZ
    These are chewy dropped cookies with a wonderful brown-sugar flavor. They're just ideal for Christmas. Recipe from one of the little recipe pamphlets Pillsbury used to include in their bags of flour at Christmastime.
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