Chocolate Fruitcake Cookies

Chocolate Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

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Cynthia Thornlow


You can find this recipe as a Fruitcake in Debbie Macomber's book, Something About Christmas. She asked if she could include it.

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1/2 c
each dried cherries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
orange, zested, and juiced
1/2 c
dark rum
1/2 c
apple juice
1 c
butter, soft
1 c
1 c
dark brown sugar
2 large
2 tsp
3 c
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
3/8 c
baking cocoa
1 tsp
1 c
coconut, packed in cup
2 c
chopped nuts, walnuts & pecans
1 pkg
chocolate chips
1 small bottle
with squirt/mist top filled with dark rum

How to Make Chocolate Fruitcake Cookies


  • 1In a medium size bowl, mix dried fuit, zest and juice of orange, rum and apple juice, cover. Microwave for 5 min. stir and cover and let set until cool.
  • 2With a mixer cream butter and both sugars, then add eggs 1 at a time, then the vanilla.
  • 3In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together with a whisk. Add to creamed mixture slowly until combined.
  • 4Now add the cooled fruit, coconut, nuts and chips. Mixing until just combined.
  • 5Using a cookie scoop or spoon, place dough on a parchment lined cookie sheep, 12 to a pan. Bake 18 min. at 375*. Let cool on pan for 10 min. then remove to wire rack and mist with the rum
  • 6Pack these into a plastic container and place in your refrigerator. Like fruitcake they taste better with just don't have to wait 3 weeks before you can enjoy them.

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About Chocolate Fruitcake Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies