Mix butter, brown sugar, eggs, and buttermilk together and set aside for later.
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, soda, allspice, cinnamon, candied cherries, candied pineapples, chopped dates, and pecans together.
Blend both of these mixtures together and drop by teaspoon onto a greased baking sheet. They do not spread out a lot so they
can be baked fairly close together. Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes.