Cherry Fruitcake Cookies


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine or butter
1 cup white sugar
5 eggs
1/4 cup red wine
8 cups chopped pecans
1 pound chopped candied cherries


Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

Sift flour, cinnamon, and salt into a large bowl. In a separate large bowl, beat margarine and sugar until light. Stir in 1 cup of the sifted dry ingredients. Beat in the eggs and the wine to make a batter.

Toss the the chopped pecans and the candied cherries in the remaining flour mixture; stir in batter. Drop dough by teaspoons onto prepared baking sheets

Bake cookies in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.