Halo Candied Fruities Recipe

3/4 cup homogenized Spry
1 1/2 cups sifted dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups candied pineapple, chopped
1 1/2 cups candied cherries, chopped
1 1/2 cups seedless raisins
1 1/2 cups currants
3/4 cup filberts, chopped
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup candied citron, chopped

Combine first nine ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Sift flour and soda together; add one half of the flour to Spry mixture and blend. Add one half of the buttermilk and blend it, then add remaining flour and remaining buttermilk, mixing well after each addition. Add fruits and nuts. Measure out rounded tablespoons of dough on Spry coated baking sheets. Bake in moderate oven (350° F) for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Decorate tops of cookies with a “halo” of Hawaiian Cream Frosting. Makes 7 dozen Halo Candied Fruities.

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