Fruitcake Cookies - Dinner With Julie

Fruitcake Cookies


December 23, 2012

  • Makes: Makes about 3 dozen cookies.


1/2 cup butter

1 cup dark brown sugar

grated zest and juice of an orange

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin-pie spice

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp salt

3-4 cups dried fruit (such as raisins, currants, cherries, cranberries, chopped apricots, dates and figs)

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


1In a large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and the orange zest until fluffy. Add the eggs, the juice of the orange and vanilla and beat until well blended.

2In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon or pumpkin-pie spice, ginger and salt and stir just until combined. Stir in the dried fruit and chopped walnuts or pecans. Drop by the spoonful onto a parchment-lined sheet and bake at 350?F for 14-15 minutes, until pale golden and set.

3Cool on a wire rack.