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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Oatmeal Candied Fruit Cookies

Add color and flavor to the traditional oatmeal cookie by swapping the raisins for candied pineapple and cherries. These chewy, flavorful delights are easy to make, and are perfect for school bake sales, lunch boxes, and general munching.

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  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups oats (uncooked)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 8 oz. candied pineapple
  • 8 oz. candied cherries

Preheat oven to 350º.

Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy; add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and mix well. Stir in oats, raisins, and candied fruit, mix well.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet

Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet.

Makes about 48 cookies