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Easy Candied Fruit Cookies

Family and friends always want me to make these for Christmas, so I make lots of them. They're easy to handle and store and also make nice gifts. —Nan Bush, Morganton, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chopped candied pineapple
  • 1 cup red and green candied cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix the first five ingredients until blended. Divide mixture into three portions. Shape each portion into a 10x2-in. rectangle. Roll each rectangle in confectioners' sugar to coat. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap and cut logs crosswise into 1/2-in. slices. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 86 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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