Fruit Cookies

This recipe card is so battered and stained you can hardly read it. Must have been a favorite! Below is my transcription.

Louise Holt Fruit Cookie (very good)

1 ½ cups sugar

1 cup shortening

3 well beaten eggs

2 tbsp molasses (or white okay)

Mix well (cream)


1 cup of dates

1 cup raw apples

1 ½ cups nut meats

1 ½ tsp vanilla

(1 tsp soda dissolved in 3 tbsp hot water)

2 tsp grated lemon peel or orange peel

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cloves

½ tsp salt

3 ½ cups flour

Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes


  1. These unique cookies sound like quite a treat! Always nice to have a unique cookie recipe.

  2. It looks like it was well loved, thats for sure!