1 cup butter,
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups pecan pieces
1 cup red candied cherries, cut into quarters
1 cup green candied cherries, cut into quarters
1 cup dates, cut into pieces
butter and brown sugar; add eggs, beat well.
Add milk and mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine sifted flour, baking soda and salt;
Add gradually to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
Stir in nuts and fruit. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes.
Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies. Stores well.