- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup chopped candied cherries
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine pecans, dates, cherries, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, tossing well. Combine milk and vinegar; let stand 10 minutes.
Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg, beating well. Combine 1 1 /2 cups flour, soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in fruit mixture.
Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets immediately, and cool on wire racks. Store in airtight containers.
Yield: about 4 dozen.