Nannys Fruitcake CookiesMy grandmother always made a holiday fruitcake. I turned her recipe into cookies that are…
Nannys Fruitcake Cookies
1-2/3 cups chopped pecans or walnuts 1-1/3 cups golden raisins 1 cup pitted dried plums, chopped 2/3 cup dried apricots, finely chopped 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup Triple Sec 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 large egg, room temperature 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
Place the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
Drizzle with Triple Sec and toss to combine.
Let stand, covered, overnight.
In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars and nutmeg until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes.
Beat in egg.
Gradually beat in flour.
Stir in fruit mixture.
Divide dough in half; shape each into a 12x3x1-in.
Cover; refrigerate overnight or until firm.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Uncover and cut dough crosswise into 1/2-in.
Place 2 in.
apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake until edges are light brown, 13-16 minutes.
Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts 1 cookie:
- 131 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.