DeDe Wilson "A Field Guide to Christmas Cookies"
Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2003
1/4 C. finely chopped dates
1/4 C. finely chopped dried figs
1/4 C. finely chopped pitted dried plums (prunes)
1/4 C. finely chopped dried cherries
1/4 C. finely chopped golden raisins
1/2 C. finely chopped pecans
1/4 C. unsweetened grated coconut (avail. in health food stores)
2 T. light or dark rum, orange liqueur or orange juice
Finely chopped almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios or walnuts
Finely grated bittersweet chocolate
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Unsweetened grated coconut
Place all the dried fruit, pecans, coconut and liquid of choice in a medium
bowl. Mix together by hand until thoroughly combined; it should hold together when compressed. If it is dry, add a little more liquid.
Roll mixture into 1-inch balls between your palms, compressing mixture so
that it sticks together. Place granulated sugar in a small bowl and roll
sugarplums in it to coat completely; place in small fluted paper cups, if desired.