English Rocks

Southern Living
English Rocks Recipe
Makes 4 dozen


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3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 cup brandy*
2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 pound candied cherries, halved
1/2 pound candied pineapple, chopped
1 cup pitted dates, chopped
1 cup raisins


Beat brown sugar and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, beating until mixture is blended.

Combine flour and next 5 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Add brandy, beating until blended.

Combine pecans and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour batter over pecan mixture, and stir until blended.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 325° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

*1/2 cup apple juice may be substituted.

Created date

December 2002