Celebrating Family Recipes for National Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 13 is National Grandparents Day. Some of the best recipes come from our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. At Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, we’re proud to use family recipes for our products.

In honor of this day, we would like to share a Lebanese recipe from our CFO, John Zeheb, that has been passed down in his family for many years now. These delicious cookies are typically made during the holidays.


Pictured is John and his Granddaughter, Kristen.

Fruit Cocktail Cookies

In A Mixer, Blend:

Lebanese Cookies

Fruit Cocktail Cookies

1 cup shortening, 1 ½ cups sugar, 3 eggs, 3 tablespoons molasses, 1teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon cloves and 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Dissolve together:

1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 tablespoons water

 Add 4 cups of flour, then blend.

Add & Mix By Hand:

1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup raisins and 1 17oz. can of fruit cocktail (no juice)

Spoon cookie batter on cookie sheet, bake for 11 minutes at 375 degrees then enjoy!

Do you have a favorite recipe that was passed on from your grandparents? Share it with us!