Fruitcake Cookies I Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 pound candied pineapple
<br>- 16 ounces candied cherries
<br>- 3 cups dates, pitted and chopped
<br>- 6 cups chopped walnuts
<br>- 4 ½ cups golden raisins
<br>- 1 cup all-purpose flour
<br>- ½ cup butter
<br>- 1 cup brown sugar
<br>- 4  eggs, separated
<br>- 2 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
<br>- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
<br>- 3 teaspoons baking soda
<br>- 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
<br>- ½ cup brandy
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
<br>step 2: Cut fruit into small pieces.  In a large bowl, dredge fruit and nuts in 1 cup flour.
<br>step 3: Cream together butter, brown sugar, and egg yolks. Stir together 2 cups flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg; add to the creamed mixture. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda into sweetened condensed milk. Gradually add soda mixture and brandy to the dough. Turn mixture into the big bowl of fruit and nuts. Combine.
<br>step 4: Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold into the dough.
<br>step 5: Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly browned but still soft, about 20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
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Ingredients
- 1 pound candied pineapple
- 16 ounces candied cherries
- 3 cups dates, pitted and chopped
- 6 cups chopped walnuts
- 4 ½ cups golden raisins
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 eggs, separated
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup brandy

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
step 2: Cut fruit into small pieces. In a large bowl, dredge fruit and nuts in 1 cup flour.
step 3: Cream together butter, brown sugar, and egg yolks. Stir together 2 cups flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg; add to the creamed mixture. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda into sweetened condensed milk. Gradually add soda mixture and brandy to the dough. Turn mixture into the big bowl of fruit and nuts. Combine.
step 4: Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold into the dough.
step 5: Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly browned but still soft, about 20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

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