George's Fruit Cookies

George's Fruit Cookies

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Esther Kenagy 23

"A man named George gave my mother this recipe when he was eating lunch one day while putting in a new furnace over 50 years ago!"
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servings 263 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in warm water.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and the sugar. Beat the eggs and mix in. Stir in molasses, chopped nuts, fruit cocktail, raisins and vanilla. Mix in spices, baking soda and salt. Sift the flour and stir in. Mix until well blended.
  3. Drop by teaspoon on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.


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My mother had this recipe and it's every bit as good as it was then. The only problem with them is that---if they last long enough---the outside softens and they stick together. Good eating!

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