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                          SPICED FIG DROP COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      2/3   c            Shortening
      1/2   c            Brown sugar, firmly packed
      3/4   c            White sugar
    2                    Eggs
      1/2   c            Stewed California dried figs
                         -- drained and cut up
    3       c            Sifted all-purpose flour
    1       t            Baking powder
      1/2   ts           Baking soda
    1 1/2   ts           Allspice
    1       t            Cinnamon
      1/2   c            Walnut meats, broken
      1/2   c            Raisins or currants
 
   Cream shortening, two sugars, eggs and the drained, cut-up stewed figs
   together.  Sift the flour. Measure and sift again with the other dry
   ingredients.  Add nuts and raisins and flour.  Mix together.  Drop from
   teaspoon onto buttered cookie sheets. Bake in moderate oven (375 F.) for
   about 11 minutes or until brown and firm to touch.  Cool on wire cake
   racks.  Store in tin box or glass jar.  A stone crock will make these
   cookies too moist.
   
   Source: 48 Family Favorites with California Figs
   Reprinted with the permission of The California Fig Advisory Board
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
 
 
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