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Gentlemen Cookies
Old-fashioned cookie with coffee, dates and raisins: treats for a gentleman?

2 cups brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup shortening

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 eggs

3/4 cup raisins

1/2 cup cold coffee

3/4 cup dates, chopped

3 1/2 cups flour, divided

1 cup chopped nuts

1 teaspoon baking soda


1/4 teaspoon baking powder


1 teaspoon salt







Preheat oven to 400°F.

Combine 3 cups flour with baking soda and powder, salt and spices. Mix 1/2 c flour with raisins, dates and nuts, to keep fruit and nuts from sticking together. Cream shortening with brown sugar. Add in eggs, mixing well. Add in half of the flour mixture, then all the coffee and the rest of the flour mixture. Next, mix in the fruit and nuts. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes.




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