Wednesday, March 10, 2010

FRUIT COCKTAIL DROP COOKIES

This recipe was from an old Christian Church in Idaho many, many years ago.

1 can (1 lb size) fruit cocktail
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets and set aside.

Drain fruit cocktail saving 1/3 cup of the syrup. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Add the egg to the sugar mixture and beat well. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Add the dry mixture to the sugar mixture along with the reserved 1/3 cup of syrup. Stir in the walnuts, raisins, and fruit cocktail. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned.

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen.

1 comment:

Grandma's Vintage Recipes said...

This sounds very interesting. I have seen plenty of fruit cocktail cake recipes but never a cookie one.