- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 3 egg whites
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon soda
- 3½ cups pecans, broken into large chunks
- ¾ cup candied pineapple
- 1 cup candied cherries (4 ounces each of red and green)
- 1 cup dates
- ½ cup raisins
Cut into large chunks the pecans, pineapple, cherries and dates. It is helpful to do this ahead of time.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. In a very large bowl, mix brown sugar and butter. Add egg whites and vanilla. Stir in flour, cinnamon and soda. Add the pecans, pineapple, cherries, dates and raisins until well blended. Spoon rounded balls, about the size of a ping pong ball, onto a cookie sheet sprayed lightly with Pam.
Bake 30 minutes. Cool on parchment or brown paper before storing.
I added 3 tablespoons of rum for extra flavoring.