Dutch Fruit Cookies

Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
  • 1 cup chopped toasted blanched almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar and syrup, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; blend well. Stir in fruit, almonds, and vanilla.

Sift together flour, soda, salt, and spices in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Shape dough into 2 rolls, 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper; chill.

Remove waxed paper, and cut rolls into 1/4 inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 5 dozen.


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