Candied Fruit Cookies Recipe
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Candied Fruit Cookies Recipe

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"These no-fuss drop cookies are both nutty and fruity, so they're always a hit at holiday time," notes busy baker Florence Monson of Denver, Colorado.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:84 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 84 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 cups pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup each chopped candied cherries and pineapple
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped Brazil nuts, toasted
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 59 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in fruits and nuts.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 7 dozen.
Originally published as Candied Fruit Cookies in Country Woman November/December 1998, p41

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WestTXGuy User ID: 5723525 24738
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"Absolutely, wondeful.... I used walnuts instead of brazil nuts...... I also added 1/4 cup of lard and 1 1/2 cup of brown sugar instead of the 3/4 cup of sugar. The cookies were omgosh..... delicious. Sinfully Good!"

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