Homemade Fruitcake Cookies

These old-fashioned fruitcake cookies are nutty, chewy and delicious with candied fruit and pecans in every bite. If you’re not a holiday fruitcake fan, these cookies will change your mind!

This recipe is adapted from an old church cookbook. A batch makes 8 dozen cookies -- more than enough to share.

Fruitcake Cookies are a great recipe to make for a cookie swap party.

Make the dough ahead of time and bake later.  Baked cookies can be frozen.

Ingredients 1 cup shortening 2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs ½ cup milk 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 ½ cups pecan pieces 2 cups candied cherries 2 cups chopped dates

Step 1 In a mixer, cream together shortening, sugar and eggs.

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Step 2 Add milk and stir to combine.

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Step 3 Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and blend.

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Step 4 Stir in nuts and fruit.  Chill dough for at least an hour.

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Step 5 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with silicon mat, parchment paper or lightly grease.

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Step 6 Drop dough, by rounded teaspoon, onto baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.

Serve with milk and sprinkled with powdered sugar.


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