Mix all ingredients except the chips. Add chocolate chips. (If dough is soft, cover and refrigerate.) Heat oven to 375' (190'C). Drop by #40 scoop about 3 inches (8cm) apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until almost no indentation remains when touched, about 12-15 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool.
Fruit Drops: (Use smaller recipe) Omit nuts. Mix in 2 cups (473ml) candied cherries, cut into halves, 2 cups (473ml) cutup dates and 1 1/2 cups (354ml) chopped walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press walnut half in each cookie. Yield 7 dozen.
Submitted by Diane Boone
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