Cherry Date Cookies


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 packages (8-oz. each) Sun-Maid Chopped Dates
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 1 jar (10-oz.) maraschino cherries, drained, dried and chopped
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Directions:

    COMBINE melted butter, brown sugar and soda in a large mixing bowl.
    BEAT in eggs, one at a time.
    ADD pecans, dates, raisins and cherries.
    COMBINE 3-1/2 cups flour, spices and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually add to date mixture, stirring well. Add up to 1/2 cup additional flour, if needed, to make slightly firm dough.
    DROP dough by rounded spoonfuls onto greased or parchment lined cookie sheets.
    BAKE at 350 F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.
    COOL on wire racks.

    Makes about 8 dozen.