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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Candied Orange Peel Cookies

What happens when you add a candied orange peel to a classic spice cookie? You bake a tangy treat that will have family and friends clamoring for more. You may want to make a double batch, because these will disappear in a flash.

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  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 4oz. candied citron or candied orange peel chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 375º, grease cookie sheets.

Combine shortening, sugars, egg, sour cream, raisins, nuts and citron or orange peel. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and baking soda. Gradually add flour mixture to shortening mixture, stirring until blended.

Drop by rounded teaspoons 2″ apart on cookie sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool. Makes approximately 42 cookies.