Easy Candied Fruit Cookies Recipe
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Easy Candied Fruit Cookies Recipe

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Family and friends always want me to make these for Christmas, so I make lots of them. They're easy to handle and store and also make nice gifts.—Nan Bush, Morganton, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chopped candied pineapple
  • 1 cup red and green candied cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, mix the first five ingredients until blended. Divide mixture into three portions. Shape each portion into a 10x2-in. rectangle. Roll each rectangle in confectioners' sugar to coat. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Unwrap and cut logs crosswise into 1/2-in. slices. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Easy Candied Fruit Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2014, p116

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