Toaster Oven Cookies :: Holiday Cookies
Source: Womans Day Christmas Crafts and Foods Book 1983
1 1/2 C. raisins
1/4 C. bourbon or orange juice
3/4 C. flour
3/4 tea. baking soda
3/4 tea. cinnamon
1/4 tea. nutmeg
1/4 tea. ground cloves
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 C. packed light brown sugar
2 C. pecan halves
1/2 C. mixed candied fruit, diced into sm. pieces
1 1/2 C. whole red candied cherries
Confectioners sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Stir together raisins and bourbon or orange juice and let stand 1 hr..
Mix or sift together flour, baking powder and spices and set aside.
In a lrg. bowl, cream butter until fluffy; beat in brown sugar, then egg. Stir in flour mixture. Add raisins/bourbon mixture, pecans and fruits; mix well. Drop by tea.ful about 1 in. apart onto greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper). With wet fingers, press fruit and nuts into batter to form a compact ball. Bake about 15 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Remove cookies at once to cool on racks.
Before serving, sprinkle with confectioners sugar, if desired.
Store airtight in cool, dry place with wax paper between layers.
Makes about 48 cookies.
Recipe can be doubled.