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A nice spice with candied fruit. The original recipe came from 1001 Cookie Recipe but over the years I have made a few changes. My family gives out cookies at Christmas time and this is one of the standard cookies. When I make them I use the candied fruit from our local spice importer. You may want to chop the fruit a little more.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices.
- In a large bowl, cream the shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in the candied fruit.
- Drop mounds of dough from a small scoop or teaspoon 1 1/2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly brown on edges. Transfer to wire racks to cool.