Recipe by Frieda
"This recipe makes over 12 dozen small cookies... a great substitution for holiday fruitcake . You can substitute rum-soaked dried apricots and dates instead of glacee'd cherries and figs for an equally tasty cookie."
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chopped dried figs
candied cherries, chopped
2 1/2 cups
unsalted butter, softened
super fine sugar
packed brown sugar
2 2/3 cups
I read all the reviews and tried to address people's issues and got a 5-star cookie out of it. I used precut Date Nuggets and countered their dryness by using a few more tablespoons of rum. The apricots weren't bad to cut up. Then in the AM I put half the mixture at a time in a food processor and pulsed it a few times so the fruit was more evenly sized and ultimately easier to slice cleanly into rounds. I also baked them a bit longer. The end result was a huge hit...not sweet and a good addition to a cookie plate
I must have done something wrong because the dough was very crumbly and the cookies were not sweet enough. I used apricots, dates, and rum instead of figs, cheeries, and sherry.
I am not big on fruitcake, but these cookies were VERY good. When I sent cookies home w/ guests they always asked if I would put alot of the fruitcake ones in. They really were quite easy to make & it does make ALOT of them. Now I will make these every year! Thanks, Traci Z.
These cookies have a very flavour. The problem was that no matter what knife I used they would not cut nicely. They kept braking apart.I tried chilling them more and less and it didn't make a difference. Next time I would not bother to roll them but form into cookies. I also used dates instead of figs and added a few chopped apricots.
Because we can't eat figs, I replaced them with a fruitcake mix. The cookies were delicous..but they didn't last long, so had to make them more often.
While this cookie is extremely tasty, it takes a whole lot of effort and time. It's difficult to chop some of the fruits because they're so sticky. Still, if you want to impress somebody with a good holiday cookie, and you have time, this is a good recipe.
These were a huge hit! They are very good!
Delectable and diffrent
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Better Than Fruitcake Cookies
Serving Size: 1/72 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 72
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 107
** Calories from Fat: 49
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