1  cup butter, softened

¾  cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 egg

1 ¾  cupsall-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1  8-oz. pkg.chopped dates (1½  cups)

1 cup chopped green candied pineapple

1 cup chopped re candied cherries

1 ½ cups chopped pecans


Preheatoven to 350° F.
In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg; blend well.

Lightlyspoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in dates, candied fruit and pecans.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350° F. for 10 to 12 minutes.  Cool1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.  Coolcompletely.

YIELD:  7 dozencookies.


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