1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup softened cream cheese
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups mixed candied fruits
2 cups broken pecans or almonds
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, cream shortening and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Add sugars and eggs, mixing well. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda and
Add flour mixture to egg and sugar mixture; add vanilla. Mix well. Add candied fruit and nuts.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about
10-12 minutes. The cookies will be just browned at the edges.
Hint: You may have to mix candied fruit and nuts in with your hands; a little shortening on your fingers will keep the mixture from