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Fruit and Spice Rounds

Laria Tabul

Chewy and spicy, these frosted fruit cookies make good Christmas cookies.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 175 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a food processor or with the fine blade of a food grinder, process or grind raisins, figs, dates and walnuts.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.
  3. In a mixing bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add flour mixture and beat until well mixed.
  4. Stir in ground fruit mixture. Divide dough in half; cover and chill several hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet.
  6. On a well floured surface roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minute or until done. Cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes, then remove and cool thoroughly on rack.
  7. Combine 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk (4-5 tsp) to make icing of drizzling consistency.
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Reviews

Mary
4
8/29/2002

This is a really tasty cookie. Well worth the extra time to make. They remain soft and chewy even after a week or more.