- ½ cup shortening
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup buttermilk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup chopped candied cherries
- 5 dozen pecan halves (optional)
Combine shortening, sugar and egg in a large bowl, stirring well; stir in buttermilk. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into brown sugar mixture. Stir in dates, pecans and cherries; cover and chill 1 hour. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Top each cookie with a pecan half, if desired. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Yield: 5 dozen
Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
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