Fruit Cake Cookies Recipe

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Fruit Cake Cookies

Judy Martin


A friend in the late '70s gave me this recipe. I have enjoyed it for years and thought I might share it. Hope you can find candied fruit at Christmas time. This year I had considerable difficulty finding candied cherries. I could find the container of mixed fruits, but not just the candied cherries. I suppose candied fruits are soon going to be a thing of the past. Afterall, how many people do you know that still make fruit cake?

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1/2 lb
chopped dates
1/4 lb
candied red cherries. sliced in half
1/4 lb
candied green cherries, sliced in half
1 small
can of baker's angel flake coconut
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 tsp
baking powder
1 c
all purpose flour
2 c
pecans, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

In large mixing bowl, mix the cherries,dates, pecans, and coconut. Add flour and baking powder and mix well.
Pour in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Press flat with a fork that has been dipped in water.
Bake 12 min. at 350 degrees or until lightly browned around the edges. Baking a little longer will give a crispy cookie.
Cool on cookie sheet 10 min. and then lift with a spatula onto rack to cool completely.
Cookies freeze well in gallon freezer bags with zip lock. Store in air tight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #chewy, #crunchy, #nutty, #fruity