Here's my recipe for Fruit cake chewsOriginally Posted by Ramona Byrd
1 3/4 cups flour,3/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tblsp. sugar 1/2 cup shortening,1/4 cup milk,1/2 tsp.baking powder,1/2 tsp. salt,1 egg,1 1/2 cups chopped pecans,1 61/2 oz. pkg.red candied cherries,1 4oz. pkg. green candied cherries, orange flavor liquier.
in large bowl measure the first 7 ingredients with 3 tblsps. orange liquier. Mix on low speed until blended. With wooden spoon stir in pecans and cherries or fruit of your choice. I like to use candied citrus peel in place of the green cherries. I also replace the liquier with 2 tblsps orange juice and 1 tblsp. amoretta. You could substitute another choice of your taste.
I drop these onto greased cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inch apart and bake @ 400 degrees about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and store in tightly covered container . Store up to 2 weeks if they last that long. I have stored mine in the crisper drawer of the fridge in a container with a clean white cloth soaked in wine in the container. It keeps them moist and enhances the flavor. I just can't keep them for very long because I can't keep from eating them. I'm the only one in my household that likes them and I can go through them pretty fast.