Better Than Fruitcake Cookies

Better Than Fruitcake Cookies

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Frieda
Recipe by  Frieda

“This recipe makes over 12 dozen small cookies... a great substitution for holiday fruitcake . You can substitute rum-soaked dried apricots and dates instead of glacee'd cherries and figs for an equally tasty cookie.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 12 dozen

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine fruits, honey, sherry, lemon juice, salt and walnuts. Cover and marinate overnight.
  2. Cream together with butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Add egg and mix well. Combine the flour, salt and cloves; gradually blend into the butter mixture. Blend in the fruit and nut mixture
  3. Lightly flour work surface and divide dough into 2 equal portions. Roll into logs and wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Place dough in freezer for at least an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cut logs into thin rounds and place on cookie sheet spaced at least 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake 10 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

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Reviews (11)

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GIBORA
15

GIBORA

I read all the reviews and tried to address people's issues and got a 5-star cookie out of it. I used precut Date Nuggets and countered their dryness by using a few more tablespoons of rum. The apricots weren't bad to cut up. Then in the AM I put half the mixture at a time in a food processor and pulsed it a few times so the fruit was more evenly sized and ultimately easier to slice cleanly into rounds. I also baked them a bit longer. The end result was a huge hit...not sweet and a good addition to a cookie plate

TRACIZ2
15

TRACIZ2

I am not big on fruitcake, but these cookies were VERY good. When I sent cookies home w/ guests they always asked if I would put alot of the fruitcake ones in. They really were quite easy to make & it does make ALOT of them. Now I will make these every year! Thanks, Traci Z.

pamjlee
11

pamjlee

These cookies have a very flavour. The problem was that no matter what knife I used they would not cut nicely. They kept braking apart.I tried chilling them more and less and it didn't make a difference. Next time I would not bother to roll them but form into cookies. I also used dates instead of figs and added a few chopped apricots.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (72 total)

  • Calories
  • 107 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 14.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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