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Coconut Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

Coconut Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

Brimming with candied fruit, coconut and pecans, these sweet morsels resemble fruitcakes. My grandmother would bake and serve the cookies in decorated miniature paper or foil muffin liners, and I have carried on the tradition.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing YIELD:48 servings


  • 3 cups chopped pecans
  • 2-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped candied cherries
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped candied pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 2 cups sweetened condensed milk


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in milk. Fill paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • 2. Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Let stand for 24 hours in an airtight container at room temperature before serving. Yield: 8 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 151 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Mary User ID: 8633241 257972
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

"I have made this all my life , but I always used Graham cracker crumbs to bind all that gooey fruit together. let sit tightly wrapped for about a week before slicing it in thin sliced to serve. very good !!"

madhuram User ID: 4724550 43798
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"These are ridiculously simple to make and taste great. I made it for a big party and it was a super duper hit. The next time I bake these, I'm thinking of baking them as cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and then serving them in mini muffin liners because it takes about 15-16 hours minimum to remove the cookie from the liner if it is baked in it. Or else we should try spraying the liners with non-stick cooking spray and then bake it. I have blogged about this here:"

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