Friday, 23 November 2012

Fruit and Nut Refrigerator Cookies

These cookies are so pretty on a tray of assorted Christmas cookies.



2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teasopoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chopped candies cherries


Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir well to blend.  Cream butter, shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla thoroughly.  Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture.  Mix well.  Add nuts and fruit.  Chill 1/2 hour for easier handling if desired.  Shape dough into 2 smooth rolls about 1 1/2" in diameter.  Wrap in waxed paper and chill overnight or until firm.  Slice with sharp thin knife into 1/4" slices.  Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 12 minutes, or until golden.  Makes about 8 dozen cookies. 

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