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
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