Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, beat together butter or margarine, cream cheese, egg yolk and vanilla until creamy. Beat in dry cake mix, one-third at a time, blending in last portion by hand. Stir in raisins, dates or apricots, coconut and walnuts. Drop by level tablespoonfuls, 2 inch apart an greased baking sheet. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies from baking sheets, cook on rack.
Makes 48 cookies.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana