Fruit Cake Cookies

Linda Baugh


My mother use to make these cookies and it is a real keeper. This is one of the few recipes that I have written in my mothers handwriting and because of this I really treasure it. These are wonderful and my hubby refuses to give even one away (only kidding). I know some folks don't like fruitcakes but I have found very few who do like these cookies. This recipes make a tub full so you may want to 1/2 it if there is not many left at home but they are easy to give away especially as gifts. Also they keep very well (if they last that long).

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1 Hr 30 Min
15 Min


1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
butter or margarine, room temperature
eggs, separated
1/3 c
wine or milk (i use milk)
3 tsp
baking soda dissolved in tablespoon of milk
1 lb
dates, chopped
1 lb
candied cherries, chopped
1 lb
candied pineapple,chopped
1 1/2 lb
golden raisins
6 c
nuts (i use pecans)
1 tsp
1 tsp
3 c
sifted flour

How to Make Fruit Cake Cookies


  • 1Cream sugar and butter
  • 2Add wine(or milk), add soda in milk, mix in egg yolks, add flour and spices.
  • 3Fold in chopped fruits and chopped nuts. Set aside.
  • 4Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into first mixture.
  • 5Heat oven to 275 degrees. Drop cookies by teaspoons. Bake about 20 minutes or until they begin to get golden brown around edges. Cool 5 to 10 min. on pan and then remove to wire racks to finish cooling. Hope you enjoy them.

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About Fruit Cake Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Candies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #Christmas, #holiday