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Russian Rocks I

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup warm water
2 eggs, separated
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 pound dates, pitted and chopped
1 pound red and green candied cherries, chopped
1 pound candied pineapple


Cream sugar and butter together; add beaten egg yolks. Mix baking soda with warm water and add to creamed mixture. Sift flour and spices together and beat into butter/egg mixture. Add chopped dates and chopped candied fruits. Fold in beaten egg whites. Drop on baking sheet and bake in preheated 300-degree F (150 degree C) oven for 20 minutes.

Source: allrecipes.com