Fruit and Nut Spice Cookies

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup candied fruit, finely chopped

Cream butter; add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in molasses, rum, water, flour, soda, salt, and spices. Add pecans and candied fruit; mix well. Cover and chill 2 to 3 hours.

Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch round cutter; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 3 dozen.


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