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Chew Fruit and Nut Cookies

Chew Fruit and Nut Cookies
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Yield: Makes 3 dozen.

They have the added advantage of being very nourishing.


  • 1-1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 6-ounce package semi-sweet chocolate bits (optional)


Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices together into a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients. Beat at low speed of the electric mixer or by hand until well blended.

Use 2 teaspoons dough for each cookie; place well apart on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Updated Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

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