about 20 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine dates, cherries, and citron, if desired, in a large mixing bowl; add 1 cup flour, stirring to coat well. Add walnuts, stirring well; set aside.

Step 2

Combine soda and water, stirring well; set aside.

Step 3

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 4

Sift together remaining flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add to creamed mixture; stir well. Add dissolved soda and vanilla, stirring well. Stir in reserved fruit mixture.

Step 5

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 275° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks. Store in airtight containers.

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