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Holiday Fruitcake Cookies


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon rum extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped mixed candied fruit
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, orange juice and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the candied fruit, raisins and pecans.
  • 2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 57 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


Average Rating: 5
  • Apr 5, 2017

    I made these cookies at Christmas to give to my friends and family. It is a Delicious cookie and my friends and family thought so too!

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