Holiday Cookies

Another recipe on the same page with Grandma Grimm's Oatmeal Cookies. Again, I assume they are just as tasty. They definitely have the most thorough directions of them all. :) 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 3/4 cup flour, sifted 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup thick sour milk (no idea what that means) 3/4 cup broken pecans 1 cup candied cherries, cut in halves 1 cup dates, chopped

Cream shortening and sugar well. Stir in well beaten egg. Stir in flour, salt, soda, sifted together alt with milk. Then add pecans, cherries, dates. Lastly add all flour. Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheet. Put pecan half on top of each cookie. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

I couldn't follow what order Grandma Grimm intended for items to be combined, so I just copied her words exactly. Again, there were no baking instructions, but I can assume 375-400 and 8-10 minutes.