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       Title: Fruit Basket Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 48 servings
  
      12    Candied cherries
       4 oz Dates; pitted
       2 oz Dried apricots
     1/4 c  Golden raisins
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour; sifted
     1/2 c  Butter; room temp
     3/4 c  Brown sugar, packed
       1 lg Egg
       1 tb Fresh orange juice
     1/2 ts Lemon extract
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Cream of tartar
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Pecans; finely chop
     1/4 c  Walnuts; finely chop
  
   Recipe by: Jo Merrill
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheets. Combine cherries,
   dates, apricots, and raisins in small bowl. Transfer half of mixture to
   food processor.  Add 1 tablespoon flour and chop finely, using on/off
   pulses. Turn into bowl; repeat with remaining mixture. Cream butter and
   sugar in large bowl. Beat in egg.  Stir inorange juice and lemon extract.
   Sift baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and remaining flour over egg
   mixture; blend in well. Stir in chopped nuts and fruit. Chill dough
   slightly.
       Shape into 1-inch balls.  Transfer to prepared baking sheets and press
   gently with fork to flatten.  Bake until golden, about 18-20 minutes. Cool
   on wire racks.  Store in airtight containers.
  
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