Cookie Road Trip – Alaska
By Beverly Hicks Burch
The next stop on our cookie road trip takes us to our largest state which is also one of our youngest states. We tend to think of Alaska as perpetual frozen tundra but there are forests and wildlife and yes, civilization in this great state.
The contribution to the cookie trip was made by the Capitol City Women’s Bowling Association in Juneau, Alaska. Arlene Johnson submitted the recipe for Fruit Cookies and vouches results based on many years of personal experience.
To me this cookie is reminiscent of Fruitcake Cookies and would be wonderful during the holidays.
© 2008 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.
2 pounds pitted chopped dates
½ pound diced candied pineapple
4 cups chopped pecans
1 cups butter
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon vanilla
½ pound chopped candied cherries
2 cups chopped walnuts
2 – 4 tablespoons rum or 2 – 4 tablespoons rum extract
1 cup flour
1 ½ cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon soda
Dredge fruit and nuts in 1 cup flour.
Cream butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.
Sift together 1 ½ flour, cinnamon and soda. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, then add vanilla.
Combine with the fruit that has been dredged in flour.
Bake in a slow oven at 325º – 350º for 15 minutes.
*Bev’s note: There wasn’t any instruction provide with the recipe as to what size to make the cookies. I would estimate an average size would be appropriate based on the batter and length of baking time.
I even wondered if you could make this into a bar cookie. If you experiment let me know!
Also, if you’re not fond of cinnamon, I think it would be ok to omit the spice from the batter.