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Candied Fruit Cookies Recipe

Candied Fruit Cookies Recipe

"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 YIELD:84 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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