Diabetic Fruit Cookies

This week's recipe is submitted by Barb Petri 1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup water
1 cup dates, chopped
1/2 cup apples, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup quick oats
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped

Sift flour and soda, set aside. Cook water, dates, apple and raisins; bring to a boil. Simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add the margarine and stir. Cool mixture and then add eggs, oatmeal and the dry ingredients; add the vanilla and nuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Drop on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 24 minutes. Store in the refrigerator in air tight container. May also add 1 teaspoon cinnamon to dry ingredients if desired.

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