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Fruit Cake Cookies

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Fruit Cake Cookies
Fruitcake cookies, made with dates, pecans, and candied fruits.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup candied cherries
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup mixed candied fruits and peels


Cream shortening and sugar until light. Add egg and beat until well blended. Reserving a little of the flour to toss with the fruit. Combine remaining flour with the salt and soda. Add the dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Toss fruits with the reserved flour. Fold in the floured fruits and chopped pecans. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches between cookies. Bake at 400° for 8 to 13 minutes, depending on size of cookies. Makes from 3 to 5 dozen fruit cake cookies. Store in an airtight container.

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 5 out of 5
best fruitcake cookie ever, Member Jhauck

I made these cookies and before they were cool enough to eat they were gone. The second batch didn't last much longer than the first. Easy to make, good with cold milk and now are on the top of my list. I did how ever make a powered sugar and peach brandy drizzle for the third batch add 1/2 star to the rating.

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