Fruitcake Cookies

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Fruit Cake cookies are a new take on the much maligned holiday Fruit Cake. These fruit cookies are a delicious little bites will make you rethink how you feel about this controversial dessert.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes

Fruitcake cookies are a new take on the much maligned holiday Fruit Cake. These fruit cookies are a delicious little bites will make you rethink how you feel about this controversial dessert.

fruitcake cookies on a plate with a glass of milk in the background

Fruitcake cookies will be devoured by your family. Unlike years past, these fruitcake cookies, will not be forgotten or left behind.

It is a tradition, in many people’s families to re-gift the same fruit cake over and over as some kind of running joke. However, this year the joke is on them!

A fruit cookie is so flavorful without being over the top sweet. It is the perfect little bite that is not too much. Never too heavy and always has taste irresistible.

Furthermore, there is a family who has passed a fruitcake down in their family for over 150 years. There is a long and very interesting history to fruitcake. Find out more here.

How to Make The Best Fruit Cake Cookies – Step by Step 

  • Prepare Dry Ingredients: First, in a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg.  
  • Prepare Batter: Next, in a larger bowl, first mix together the brown sugar, white sugar, and butter using a mixer. Once those are well incorporated, add in the flour and spice mixture, egg, and vanilla together.  Then fold in the fruitcake mix. 
Step by step instructions for making fruitcake cookies
  • Form Cookies: At this time, preheat the oven, drop each cookie into about 1-inch balls using a small cookie scooper on a greased cookie sheet. 
Step by step instructions for making best fruit cake cookies
  • Bake: Finally, bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remember allow the cookies to cool a tad before transferring to a cooling rack. 
Step by step instructions for making fruit cookies

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Recommendations for Making a Fruit Cake Recipe into Cookies

Baking a cookie is a science. Therefore, you can use a few tips and tricks to make sure that your cookies will come out perfect every time.

  • Always use the best ingredients. You will then get the best results.
  • Ensure that all your cookies are uniform in size, in short, if you want them all to be even and golden brown, this is the best method. Try a cookie scoop or weigh out your dough on a food scale.
  • Above all, rotate you cookie trays in the oven. After all, Every oven has a hot spot. Even baking will result from this method.
Best fruit cake cookies on a plate with extra cooling in the background next to a glass of milk

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Expert Tips for Making the Best Fruitcake Cookies

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: Fruit Cookies are great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Go Nuts : Try adding a favorite chopped nut to the mix.
  • Booze it Up: Namely, add a little rum to the cookies. Yum

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Fruitcake Cookies

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Fruit Cake cookies are a new take on the much maligned holiday Fruit Cake. These fruit cookies are a delicious little bites will make you rethink how you feel about this controversial dessert.
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Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp · nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups · chopped Fruitcake mix includes orange and lemon peels, green and red cherries, and pineapple.

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg,
  • In a larger bowl, first mix together the brown sugar, white sugar, and butter using a mixer. Once those are well incorporated, add in the flour and spice mixture, egg, and vanilla together.
  • Once incorporated, fold in the fruitcake mix.
  • With the oven pre-heated at 350 degrees, drop each cookie into about 1-inch balls using a small cookie scooper on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  • Once the time is done, allow the cookies to cool a tad before transferring to a cooling rack

Expert Tips

 
  • Recipe Can be Doubled: Fruit Cookies are great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Go Nuts : Try adding a favorite chopped nut to the mix.
  • Booze it Up: Namely, add a little rum to the cookies. Yum

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

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