Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

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Lois Published: February 3, 2021 Modified: October 29, 2021
Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

How To Make Fruitcake Cookies

Whip up a fresh batch of fruitcake cookies, made with tart cherries, dates, nuts, and citrus peels, for a nutty and fruity treat!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 4cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1cupshortening
  • 2cupsbrown sugar,packed
  • 2eggs
  • cupmilk
  • 1cuppecans,chopped
  • 2cupsdates,pitted and chopped
  • 1cupcandied cherries,quartered, plus ½ cup red and green candied, halved
  • 1cupmixed citrus peel,candied
  • ½cupcandied cherries,red and green, halved


  1. Sift the flour, measure, and sift it again with the baking soda and salt.

  2. Cream the shortening, then add the sugar and eggs. Beat until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the milk and flour mixture, mixing well. Stir in the nuts, dates, cherries and candied peel.

  4. Cover and chill the dough for several hours.

  5. Drop the chilled dough by teaspoons, 2-inches apart, onto lightly greased baking sheets. Top each cookie with half of a candied cherry.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 162.60kcal
  • Fat: 6.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.56g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.73g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.48g
  • Fiber: 1.24g
  • Sugar: 16.93g
  • Protein: 1.84g
  • Cholesterol: 7.00mg
  • Sodium: 84.57mg
  • Calcium: 22.02mg
  • Potassium: 111.88mg
  • Iron: 0.72mg
  • Vitamin A: 5.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.64mg
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