BEST EVER FRUITCAKE COOKIES

Richard Saporita

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@saporita

I received this recipe about 30 years ago from a very good friend who is an excellent Southern cook. It has become a staple Christmas cookie (especially for gift-giving) ever since. Very well received even by those who hate fruitcake!


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Serves:

Makes about 10 dozen cookies.

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 lb
candied pineapple
2 lb
red cherries, candied
1/2 lb
dark raisins
1/2 lb
golden raisins
3 c
chopped walnuts
1/2 c
butter
1 1/2 c
brown sugar
4
eggs
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
allspice, ground
1 tsp
nutmeg, ground
1 tsp
cloves, ground
1/2 tsp
salt
3 tsp
baking soda
4 c
flour
1 1/4 c
brandy or orange juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix dry ingredients tother, then add the fruit, nuts, and butter.
2
Mix eggs with fork to break yolks and mix with whites, then add them to the brandy (or O.J.)
3
Add the liquid mix to the dry mix.
4
Batter will be VERY stiff. Drop by teaspoons full onto cookie sheets. (I use parchment covering on the cookie sheets.)
5
Bake at F300 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield should be about 10 dozen cookies. There is just enough batter to hold the fruit and nuts together.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern