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       Title: Yuletide Chocolate Chip Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 54 servings
  
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine; soften
     2/3 c  Packed brown sugar
       1 ts Brandy flavoring
       3 tb Dark corn syrup
       1    Egg
       1 c  Diced candied mixed fruit
   1 1/3 c  Flour
       1 ts Pumpkin pie spice
     3/4 ts Baking powder
     1/4 ts Salt
       6 oz Ghiradelli semi-sweet
            Chocolate chips
     1/3 c  Chopped pecans
     1/3 c  Slivered almonds
     1/3 c  Currants
      14    Red candied cherries; quarte
  
       Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter with brown sugar, brandy
   flavoring, and corn syrup; add egg and beat until very light. Coat candied
   fruit with 1 tablespoon of the flour; set aside. Sift remaining flour with
   pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt. Stir dry ingredients into
   creamed mixture. Add fruit, chocolate chips, pecans, almonds, and currants.
   Chill dough 1 hour. Drop by heaping teaspoon onto greased baking sheet. Top
   each cookie with piece of cherry. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on rack.
   Store in covered containers several days to soften and age. Makes 4-1/2
   dozen cookies.
       Source: The 47 Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World Cookbook
  
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