Cherry Date Cookies Recipe

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup quartered maraschino cherries
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with water. Stir in walnuts, dates and cherries.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.