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Texas Lizzies Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Texas Lizzies

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"Delicious, festive cookies almost like tiny fruitcakes."

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Original recipe makes 10 dozen Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, toss together the golden raisins and dark raisins with the whiskey; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Add the eggs one at a time, mix until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in the walnuts, pecans, cherries, and finally, the raisin and whiskey mixture.
  3. Drop cookies by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to cool on wire racks.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2003

I'll bet you didn't know you were a hero and saved my life...or at least $40 worth of glazed fruit, nuts and other ingredients. I made an "Easy, Light" fruitcake recipe in a 20 qt stock pot. Scaled to 10 cups flour, 1 lb buter etc. The only thing they were good for was weighing down a body thrown overboard. I salvaged the fruit and nuts by 'squishing' the bricks in warm water and used them in YOUR recipe. HEAVEN!!! They were WONDERFUL!! I can't thank you enough.. I even substituted burgandy for whiskey in the second batch because I ran out, and they were still great. Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2011

Not well liked. The flavors did not seem to mesh well

 

11 Ratings

Jan 04, 2008

I HATE FRUITCAKE!!!!! But these cookies are absolutely delicious! I used green candied cherries and candied pineapple and soaked them in whiskey along with the raisins for about an hour. I also toasted the pecans before baking. I only baked half of the batch and served the cookies at Christmas dinner. A few days later,by popular demand,I was baking the rest of the batch. These cookies are so moist and chewy. They have become a permenant part of my holiday baking.

 
Jan 28, 2007

I didn't add the candied cherries but they were still great!

 
Dec 19, 2004

This was an excellent recipe! I substituted 1/2 cup of jamacian rum instead of whiskey, a 450gram container of fruit glace instead of cherries, and a cup of coconut soaked with the rum instead of pecans. My whole house smells great and the cookies are yummy, even though I overcooked the first batch a little crispy!

 
Dec 19, 2005

this is a great recipe! If you are looking for more rum flavoring try soaking the nuts too!

 
Sep 03, 2008

This was disgusting. A waste of expensive ingredients. I followed it to a tee and really wanted it to work because it sounded good and I actually like these flavors. But they were akward and seemed to need more of a foundation for all the "heavy" ingredients.

 
Dec 18, 2007

Wow! This is a wonderful recipe; and has been a big hit in my family (even for those who are disgusted by fruitcake). Though, instead of the red and green candied cherries, I used a candied fruit mix because that's what my husband brought home from the store (candied fruit isn't the easiest thing to find, afterall). Thanks for the great recipe!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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