Fruit Cookies

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2 pounds dates, chopped
1/2 pound candied pineapple, diced
4 cups pecans, chopped
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 pound candied cherries, chopped
2 cups chopped walnuts
2 - 4 tablespoons rum extract
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon soda


Dredge fruit and nuts in 1 cup flour. Cream the butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add 1 1/2 cups flour, sifted together with the soda and cinnamon. Add vanilla. Combine with fruit mixture. Drop onto greased cookie sheet. Bake in slow oven, 325 to 350 degrees, for 15 minutes.


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