Nana’s Fruit Cake Cookies

Dissolve 1 tsp soda in 2 TBS hot water.  Pour over 1 box (8 oz) chopped dates.

Let stand while creaming together the following:

1 stitcks butter

1   1/2 cups sugar

After butter and sugar are creamed together, beat in 3 eggs.

Sift together the following:

3 cups plain flour

dash salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

1/4 tsp nutmeg

Add to creamed mixture a little at a time.

also need 1 TBS vanilla

1 cup candied pineapples

1 cup candied cherries

3/4 box of raisins (9 oz)

1 cup pecans

1 cup black walnuts

Dust pineapple, cherries, raisins, pecans, walnuts lightly with flour.

Mix into cookie dough and drop on cookie sheet.

Bake approx. 15 min. at 325 degrees

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