Italian Fruit n Nut Cookies



6 Tablespoons Butter Or Margarine

1/3 Cup Milk

1/4 Cup Sugar

2 Tablespoons Honey

1 Cup Sliced Almonds

1/2 Cup Mixed Candied Fruit, Finely Chopped

1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour


3/4 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips

2 Tablespoons Shortening


Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease & flour 2 cookie sheets

 In a saucepan, combine butter, milk, sugar and honey. Bring to a full boil. Remove from the heat; stir in almonds and fruit. Stir in flour until blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto baking sheets. Spread batter with a spoon to form 2-1/2-in. circles. Bake for 6-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on pans for 1 minute before carefully removing to waxed paper to cool completely.

For coating, combine chocolate chips and shortening in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted. Spread 1 teaspoonful over the bottom of each cookie. When chocolate is almost set, draw wavy lines with a fork or cake decorating comb. Store in the refrigerator.



24 cookies


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