Slice 'n' Bake Fruitcake Cookies Recipe
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Slice 'n' Bake Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

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A cross between classic fruitcake and buttery cookies, these treats are perfect for Christmas. Each one is chock-full of raisins and candied cherries.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup each red and green candied cherries, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in raisins and cherries.
  2. Shape dough into two 2-in.-thick logs; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Cut logs into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Slice 'n' Bake Fruitcake Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2007, p64

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Where is the nutritional info? Need to know the carb count."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"I made these last year for the holidays. They topped my list of goodies to sneak when no one was looking! Absolutely delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"This cookies are sooo good. I can't have just one ."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"This looks good and I would like to try it for the holidays"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"Easy, Easy! I used fruitcake fruits instead of seperate cherries and raisins."

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