This is another recipe from Mrs. Fields; but not from the same book as the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (the post before this one).
And, because we are not exactly fruitcake lovers, I halved the recipe!
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup molasses
1 teaspoon brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups mixed fruit (glazed and dried)
Sift the dry ingredients together; set aside.
Beat butter, brown sugar and molasses together; add brandy, vanilla and egg. Stir in the dry ingredients (do not overmix!) then fold in the mixed fruit.
Drop by tablespoons onto greaseproof-paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 325F oven for 12 to 18 minutes or until the cookie edges are light brown. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes after removing from the oven; then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
I was pleasantly surprised when the kid ate one and declared it delicious! You see, she does not like mixed fruit of any kind!!!