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Pat’s Christmas Cookies

1 lb. butter
2.5 cups sugar
2 eggs
5 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. yellow raisins
1 package chopped dates
1-2 cups pecans, chopped
1 large tub candied red cherries, chopped
1 small tub candied green cherries, chopped
1 small tub candied pineapple, chopped

Heat oven to 325. Cream together butter and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour and baking soda, then divide mixture in half. Combine half of the flour mixture with the sugar mixture and the other half with fruit and pecans. Then mix everything together. Divide into 8-10 rolls, wrapping each roll in wax paper. Refrigerate overnight or freeze. Slice rolls and bake for 15-18 minutes.