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Fruitcake Christmas Cookies Recipe
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Fruitcake Christmas Cookies Recipe

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As holiday gifts, these rich fruit-and-nut filled cookies are pretty and practical—the taste actually improves with age!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups (rounded) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ounces red candied cherries, halved
  • 4 ounces candied pineapple, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups dates, finely cut
  • 1/2 cup broken walnuts
  • 1/2 cup broken pecans
  • 1/2 cup whole hazelnuts

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and soda; add to creamed mixture. Stir in fruits and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes. Store tightly covered; cookies are best after a few days. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Fruitcake Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p52

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

This recipe is a keeper! I didn't have candied pineapple or hazelnuts and they were delicious! Will try this again using all of the ingredients. I got 4 1/2 dozen from this recipe.

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

Deliciousness!!!!

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

Out of this world delicious..they make great gifts if place in small pretty tins...

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

Out of this world delicious!!! makes a great gift in pretty little tins...

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