I've been making these cookies for about 8 years now for the holidays.  Sweet and chewy with bits of candied fruit and almonds and a layer of chocolate on the back have been a hit with my family and friends.
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6 Tbs Butter
1/3 cup Milk
1/4 cup Sugar
2 Tbs Honey
1 cup Sliced Almonds
1/2 cup Candied Fruit-Chopped
1/4 cup Flour

3/4 cup Chocolate Chips
2 Tbs Shortening


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In medium saucepan bring the butter, milk, sugar, and honey to a roiling boil stirring occasionally. 

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Remove from heat and stir in the almonds, candied fruit and flour.

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Heat oven to 350 F.

Prepare a couple baking sheets.  There are options.  #1 Grease and flour your baking sheets for each batch of cookies; or #2 use a parchment paper or those handy silicone liners and no grease or flour need to slow you down.

I have chosen the parchment paper method.  I used 2 sheets and one baking tray and alternated between them.  So while one batch was cooking the other batch was cooling.  The cookies were removed when cool enough to handle. 

Now drop dough by level tbs onto prepared sheet.  Spread to about 3' circles.  This doesn't have to be precise, no one is going to care it the cookies are shaped funny.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or til lightly brown.  Cool on the parchment for a couple of minutes then transfer to cooling racks.