Chew Fruit and Nut Cookies


1-1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
1 cup molasses
2 eggs, beaten
1-1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup chopped pecans
1 6-ounce package semi-sweet chocolate bits (optional)


Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices together into a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients. Beat at low speed of the electric mixer or by hand until well blended.

Use 2 teaspoons dough for each cookie; place well apart on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.


Makes 3 dozen.

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