Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

fruit cake cookies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Judy Martin
Byram, MS

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?

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For fruit cake cookies

  • 1/2 lb
    chopped dates
  • 1/4 lb
    candied red cherries. sliced in half
  • 1/4 lb
    candied green cherries, sliced in half
  • 1 sm
    can of baker's angel flake coconut
  • 1 can
    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

  • 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.