Fruitcake Cookies
Cookies studded with candied citrus, cherries, nuts and a symphony of spices -- truly stellar! A unique addition to any cookie tray -- perfect Christmas cookie!
Recipe type: cookie
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 dozen
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ to 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 8 ounce package fruitcake mix
  • ⅓ cup chopped dates OR golden raisins
  • ¾ cup chopped English walnuts
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix baking soda, spices with 1 cup flour and set aside.
  3. Mix the fruitcake mix, dates and nuts with ½ cup flour until coated and set aside.
  4. Cream sugar and butter until light.
  5. Add eggs and mix well.
  6. Add flour and spices from step 2 and mix well.
  7. Blend in fruit and nut mixture.
  8. Dough will be sticky and appear somewhat shiny. Add remaining ¼ cup of flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. You may not need all of it, depending on the size of the eggs used. Dough consistency should be thick enough to hold shape but will still be sticky.
  9. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper OR grease well.
  10. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonful on prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes until light brown on the bottom.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at