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Christmas cookies: Christmas Fruit Drops

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup sugar

⅓ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup red candied cherries, chopped

½ cup green candied cherries, chopped

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup chocolate chips

Beat butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in vanilla and then eggs, one at a time. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in separate bowl, add to butter-egg mixture and beat on low speed until blended. Stir in red and green cherries and nuts. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough on greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.

Melt chocolate chips in microwave and drizzle over cookies.

Yield: Makes 4 dozen.

Freezeworthy: Yes, but cool completely first.

Submitted by Betty Wall, Clearwater

Mazzaro's Italian Market

Christmas cookies: Christmas Fruit Drops 12/02/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 13, 2013 10:33am]

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