Old family recipe that I always fool with. I’ve substituted frozen cherries and pineapple chunks cooked in honey when I couldn’t get the best candied fruit; this changes the look and texture but still tastes good.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 ½ tsp. soda dissolved in 1 ½ tsp. milk
1 ½ cups flour
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. cloves
Add to flour mixture, then add to butter mixture:
1 lb. white raisins (I think grandmother meant muscats. I like dark untreated raisins.)
½ lb. candied cherries
¼ lb. candied pineapple
½ cup whiskey (bourbon is good too)
1 lb. (2 cups) pecan halves (don’t chop)
Drop from teaspoon (the kind you use for tea) on greased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper). Bake about 20 minutes. Enjoy!