Ruby's Fruitcake Cookies

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“This is my aunt Ruby's recipe, which I have been baking every year for the last 13 years. All I can say is, without a doubt, they are definitely worth the full day's effort to make. Plus...these can be baked and stored for months in the freezer.”
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  1. (This is the labor intensive part, but gives the best result). Cut into small pieces (quartered or smaller but still distinct pieces) the candied fruit and dates; and chop the pecans.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and spices.
  4. In a very large mixing bowl, cream butter& sugar.
  5. Add eggs one at a time.
  6. Add milk and Bourbon.
  7. Add the flour and spices mixture.
  8. Fold in fruit& nuts.
  9. (Messy, but this is easier done by hand).
  10. Drop by approximately 1 Tsp amounts onto a cookie sheet.
  11. They don't spread very much, so can be placed closely together.
  12. I can usually get about 30 on one cookie sheet.
  13. Bake each batch for 20-30 minutes.
  14. They should be slightly browned, firm but not hard.
  15. Be careful not to over bake.

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