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Easy Candied Fruit Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Makes

5 dozen

Family and friends always want me to have 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
Easy Candied Fruit Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients until blended. Divide mixture into 3 portions. Shape each portion into a 10x2-in. rectangle. Roll each rectangle in confectioners' sugar to coat. Wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Unwrap and cut logs crosswise into 1/2-in. slices. Refrigerate in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 86 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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