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Fruitcake Cookies

Fruitcake Cookies

"For folks who like their fruitcake in small doses, this is the mouth-watering answer. I always have plenty packed away in the freezer to replenish my Yuletide supply."
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30 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans, dates and fruit. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

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These cookies were fantastic, they tasted just like my Mom's fruitcake only better! I added 3tbsp lemon extract at the end of mixing, which made them perfect. I will be making them again, the ...

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These sounded really good; I love fruitcake. However I had a lot of difficulty with the recipe as written. The dough is very soft if made with butter (which I did). If you grease the cookie shee...

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These cookies were fantastic, they tasted just like my Mom's fruitcake only better! I added 3tbsp lemon extract at the end of mixing, which made them perfect. I will be making them again, the ...

My mother-in-law made this recipe using candied fruit which my children all hated. We have eliminated the candied fruit and substituted real dried fruit: white raisins,cherries,pineapple, and ma...

Loved this recipe. I changed 2 items. I did not have dates, so I used currants. I, also, used mixed candied fruit, instead of candied cherries and pineapple. The mixed fruit worked great. The co...

Excellent recipe; I made these he other night to share with others for Christmas. Excellent easy to prepare recipe; make sure you to not let them turn a medium brown, make sure they are consista...

These were awesome! I cut back on the cherries, and added extra dates since that is what I had on hand. My husband, who categorically hates fruitcake, gobbled these up, then complained when th...

Delicious! Very good recipe, and quite versatile! I have to start with a "sorry" to the submitter of the recipe for substituting half butter for margarine; thankfully it worked very well for me....

These sounded really good; I love fruitcake. However I had a lot of difficulty with the recipe as written. The dough is very soft if made with butter (which I did). If you grease the cookie shee...

This is a good recipe; I tweeked it a little to make my fruitcake muffins. My alterations are: 1. c granulated sugar .5c brown sugar 2. c unbleached flour .5c whole wheat flour ...

These cookies tasted fantastic. However, there was something wrong with the chemistry. They spread horribly, stuck to the pan, tore part on removal. More flour just made them taste flour-ey, ...

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