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Norwegian Christmas Cookies - 1999

These cookies have a wonderful flavour with or without icing. They make such a large batch and are great to give as gifts to friends and family at Christmas. Cream together: 2 cups butter 3 cups brown sugar Add: 4 beaten eggs 2 tsp vanilla Beat until light and fluffy. Blend or sift together: 4 cups flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt Add flour mixture to creamed mixture until blended well. Fold in fruit floured with 1 cup flour 4 slices candied green pineapple(cut up) 250 grams (1/2 lb.) red candied cherries (cut up) 1 kg dates (2 lbs) (chopped) 1 cup pecans (chopped) 1 cup brazil nuts (chopped) 1 cup walnuts (chopped) Drop on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 300 for approximately 20 minutes. Yield: 14 dozen May substitute gumdrops for pineapple and cherries. Note: These are nice with a bit of orange flavoured icing (optional). Submitted by Diane MacPhail, Argyle Shore, P.E.I.

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