“Skidaddlers” were people who skid addled out of the United States to avoid the draft. The place they went to became known as Skidaddle Ridge in New Brunswick.
makes: 6 dozen
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter
1-1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fruit cocktail, drained
½ cup walnuts
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease cookie sheets.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt together, set aside.
Cream the butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
Beat in egg, vanilla, and fruit cocktail.
Stir in the dry ingredients.
Fold in the walnuts.
Drop batter by the spoonful on to cookies sheets about 2 inches apart.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
G. Donaldson from Whitby, Ontario says: My daughter and I made these cookies as part of her New Brunswick project. They are very easy and quick to make. I omitted the walnuts due to nut allergy in her school. They were very good. Everyone in my family loved them. My daughter’s class and teacher also loved them and want the recipe. I took some to work and the same opinion was shared. Definitely a keeper!