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Spicy Fruit Ball Cookies

This is my mom's favorite Christmas cookie recipe. She has to make it every year. It has been a family recipe that she passed down to me."


1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup brown sugar - lightly packed
2 eggs
2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups chopped dates
2 Tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice


1. Blend Crisco, sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
2. Stir in pecans, dates and orange juice.
3. Sift dry ingredients together.
4. Add dry ingredients and blend well.
5. Chill batter for 2 hours in refrigerator. (Can be chilled overnight.)
6. Drop from a teaspoon to a cookie sheet that has been lightly greased with Crisco.
7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes

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