*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             CHRISTMAS LIZZIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 48   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Holiday                          Cookies
                 Fruits/nuts                      Beverages
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Brown sugar
      1/4   c            Butter
    1 1/2   ts           Soda
    1       t            Ground cloves
    1       t            Ground nutmeg
    1       t            Ground cinnamon
    2                    Eggs, beaten
    6       tb           Whiskey or brandy
    1 1/2   tb           Buttermilk
    1 1/2   c            Flour, divided
      1/2   lb           Seedless white raisins
      1/2   lb           Chopped dates OPT
    1       lb           Candied cherries,
                         -cut in half
      1/2   lb           Chopped citron OR
    4       oz           Grated lemon peel plus
    4       oz           Grated orange peel
    1       lb           Pecans, chopped or halved
 
   Heat oven to 250 degrees.  Cream together sugar,
   butter, soda, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  Add
   beaten eggs and mix well, then add buttermilk, liquor,
   and one-half cup of the flour.  In a separate bowl,
   combine fruits and pecans with the remaining one cup
   flour, then mix into a batter.  Drop by tablespoonful
   (a clump about the size of a small egg) onto greased
   cookie sheets and bake for 35 minutes.  Bake one sheet
   at a time; remaining batter can stand either in mixing
   bowl or, after being dropped, on baking sheets without
   loosing its quality.  When done, cool, pack in shallow
   tin or other container, and cover with cheesecloth.
   Drizzle with whiskey and brandy through the
   chessecloth; repeat every few days.  No need to
   refrigerate.  Can be made three weeks ahead of
   Christmas.  Can be eaten immediately after cooling.
   
   Per serving (48): 162 calories, 2 g protein, 9 g fat,
   21 g carbohydrate, 17 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium.
  
 
 
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