Fruitcake Cookies

Fruitcake Cookies

AuthorJulie

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

1

In 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.

2

In 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.

3

Cool on a wire rack.

Ingredients

 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

Directions

1

In 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.

2

In 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.

3

Cool on a wire rack.

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