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Nanny’s Fruitcake Cookies

Nanny’s Fruitcake CookiesMy grandmother always made a holiday fruitcake. I turned her recipe into cookies that are…

Nanny’s Fruitcake Cookies

Nanny’s 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.

rectangular log.

Cover; refrigerate overnight or until firm.

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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.

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