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Fruitcake Cookies

2 12 cups plain flour
12 teaspoon clove
12 teaspoon salt
12 teaspoon cinnamon
1 lb candied red cherries, chopped
12 lb red candied pineapple, chopped
12 lb green pineapple, chopped
2 quarts pecans, chopped
12 lb butter, softened
1 14 cups sugar
5 eggs
13 cup apple juice


Sift flour, cloves, cinnamon and salt into a medium sized bowl. Place fruit, pecans and 1 cup of sifted dry ingredients and mix well. Heat oven to 300 degrees. Place butter in a large bowl and beat until creamy. Add 1/4 cup sugar at a time beating well after each addition. Add eggs 1 at a time beating well after each addition. Add remaining flour mixture alternating with apple juice and mixing well after each addition. Combine butter mixture with fruit mixture and mix well. Spoon heaping spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20-24 minutes.

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