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lady rose's white fruit cake cookies

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

I first made this cookie recipe about 5 years ago. I recreated this recipe from the original, because I did not care for some of the ingredients, I took them to a Sunday School Christmas Party & they were a big hit. I also made some for my husbands CHRISTmaS PARTY & they really loved them, said it was like biting into little mini Fruit cakes, without all the extra fruits. So it has become a family & neighbor favorite ever since. I am sharing it with you, & hope you like them as much as we do. They are fruity & nutty with a hint of orange, I think they may become one of your favorites too.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 dozen or more depending on size
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lady rose's white fruit cake cookies

  • 1 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 4 lg
    eggs, room temperature
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange marmalade
  • 2 tsp
    orange extract
  • 1/2 c
    grand marnier,(orange liqueur)
  • 1 1/2 c
    candied red cherries,(12 oz) halved
  • 1 1/2 c
    candied green cherries,(12 oz) halved
  • 3 c
    chopped nuts, (your choice)

How To Make lady rose's white fruit cake cookies

  • 1
    PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. Grease or spray a cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray and set aside till needed.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter with the brown sugar till well mixed. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then add orange juice and orange marmalade & beat again to blend.
  • 3
    In a small bowl add 1 1/2 cups flour, then add ,cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice,baking powder, mix together with spoon & stir about 1/3 of flour mixture into creamed mixture, and alternating with the orange liqueur, & orange extract, until all has been incorporated into batter.
  • 4
    Next combine cherries with remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour, and toss to coat evenly in flour, then add to cookie dough. I switch to a wooden spoon at this point. Blend cherries and then add the chopped nuts, stir well until they are thourgly blended.
  • 5
    Drop by tablespoon full onto prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 12 minutes. Remove from oven but allow cookies to remain on cookie sheet for an additional 5 minutes, then remove to a wire baking rack to cool completely. You are now ready to enjoy.