Fruit Cake Cookies

Fruit Cake Cookies

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Judy Martin

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@hillcrestchurchcook

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?

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Many, many
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make Fruit Cake Cookies

Step-by-Step

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

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About Fruit Cake Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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