Iced Ambrosia Drops for Christmas
1/2 c Butter Or Regular Margarine
1/2 c Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed
2 Eggs; Lg
1 1/4 c Unbleached Flour; Sifted
1/2 ts Baking Powder
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Cinnamon; Ground
1/2 ts Cloves; Ground
1/2 c Raisins
1/2 c Mixed Candied Fruits
1/2 c Dates; Chopped
1/2 c Walnuts; Coarsely Chopped
1 c Confectioners' Sugar
1 tb Milk
1/2 ts Vanilla
Cream the butter and brown sugar together in a medium mixing bowl, using
an electric mixer on medium speed, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at
a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves together.
Gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in the raisins,
candied fruit, dates and walnuts.
Drop the mixture by teaspoonfuls, about 2-inches apart, on greased baking
Bake in a preheated 375 degree F. oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden
Remove from the baking sheets and cool on wire racks.
Frost the candy with Vanilla Icing when completely cool.
Makes 3 dozen.
Combine the sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl and beat