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Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 24-48 cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


One bowl Fruitcake cookies are easy to make and would be great for your Christmas bake sale or for giving as homemade gifts. These are mixed by hand so it doesn’t get much easier and simpler.



21/2 cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 cups Granulated Sugar
3/4 cups Light Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Pecan pieces
1 cup Fruitcake Mix, chopped fine
2 sticks Butter, at room temperature (1cup)
2 Medium Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring
Candied cherries for decorating, if desired.


Place flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Add baking soda.
Add salt.
Whisk the dry ingredients together.
Add the pecan pieces.
Add the fruitcake mix candied fruits.
Toss with a large wooden spoon to fully coat the fruit and pecan pieces.
Add the butter.
Using a gloved hand, mix everything together to fully incorporate the butter.
Add the eggs.
Add the vanilla flavoring.
Using a gloved hand again, mix well to incorporate the eggs.
Cover the dough with clear plastic wrap.
Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or use a silpat.
Scoop the dough out onto the baking sheet, leaving a couple of inches space between each one.
Bake at 350F degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until bottom edges are lightly browned.
Tops should be dry looking and lightly browned as well.
Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.


A 2 inch scoop will make about 24 large cookies. A smaller one inch scoop will make about 48 cookies. These are perfect for Christmas bake sales or to give as homemade gifts.

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