INGREDIENTS: (Makes approx 48 - 50)

   4 cups S.R. flour
   160gms/5.5ozs butter or margarine
   140gms/5 ozs caster sugar
   130gms/4.5ozs dried mixed fruit
   1 cup milk
   2 large eggs
   1/2 tsp baking spice mix
   Few drops vanilla essence - (optional)


Set oven to 190C/375F.

Sift flour and spice mix together into a large mixing bowl.

Cut butter/margarine into the flour and rub in using fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add sugar and mixed fruit, mix well.

Break eggs into a small bowl, add a few drops of vanilla essence and beat lightly with a fork.

Add to flour mixture with enough milk to form a stiff, sticky dough.

Place rounded dspfuls of mixture on a lined baking tray.

Bake for 10 - 15 mins or until golden brown.

Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container or a cookie jar.




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