15 Favorite Fruit Cookies to Brighten Up Your Day
Move over, chocolate chips. We'll always love you, but we're also kind of crushing on fruit cookies, too. Loaded with sweet berry preserves, tangy citrus zest, or chewy raisins and tart cranberries, fruit cookies always cheer things up with their light, bright flavors. Check out 15 of our favorite fruit cookies and see what we're talking about.
Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
Thumbprint cookies are so fun because the outside is flaky and light from the shortbread while the inside has a great jam-like filling. This recipe features raspberry and almond, who always play well together.
Easy Lemon Cookies
These lemon cookies are light and citrusy, and they're a great recipe to bring to a summer BBQ. They use lemon extract and a baking mix to bring out the flavors. Add powdered sugar on top!
Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
These spicy oatmeal raisin cookies are packed with fruit from the raisins, and have a nice chewy texture as well as a spicy kick, to settle that sweet craving. The best part? They are done in under an hour.
Chewy Coconut Cookies
These nutty and fruity cookies are perfectly chewy and soft. Add in flaked coconut for that great texture and flavor. They are done in under an hour too!
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
These chocolate and cranberries cookies are a lighter twist on a chocolate chip cookie, with the addition of tart cranberries for fruitiness. Add in a shot of brandy for that boozy kick instead of vanilla!
Healthy Banana Cookies
These banana cookies are made with oats, dates, and banana for a great fruit based cookie recipe that will add some good antioxidants and fiber. Plus, they taste hearty and filling, so you'll be able to stop at just one.
Cranberry Orange Cookies
Made with citrusy orange and tart cranberries, these cookies are not too sweet but still hit the spot as a nice treat. Add in nuts, like walnuts, if you want an extra bit of crunch and dose of healthy fats.
Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
The craisins and raisins offer chewiness from the dried fruit and some nice sweetness to work well with the oats. Add in vanilla extract for some extra flavor, and make a big batch at once to have on hand for the week.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
These banana and chocolate chip cookies are soft and moist, and they have a good balance of rich chocolate flavor and some nice fruitiness to go with it. Make sure the bananas are ripe; the riper the bananas are, the more flavor they have.
Glazed Apple Cookies
You just might fall for these apple cookies with their soft, silky glaze. Add in spices, like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg, and include nuts, such as walnuts, if you want more crunch and texture.
These soft, moist cookies have a cake-like texture and use tons of fruit from the pumpkin puree, orange zest, and cranberry. They are the perfect trifecta of earthy, tart, and sweet flavors.
Lemon Sugar Tea Cookies
Lemon cookies are perfect for getting that sweet fix in but in a more tart, refreshing way. These cookies are ready in about an hour and a half. Sprinkle with sugar on top, if desired.
Spring Lime Tea Cookies
You might love making key lime pie, but lime cookies could turn into one of your favorties, too. And they should, as they offer a great citrusy, tart flavor and can have a wonderful icing or glaze on top.
Citrus Shortbread Cookies
Chop up dried cranberries and use some orange zest for flavoring to match the delicious, buttery shortbread cookie. It takes a bit longer to make, but it's super easy, and you can make a huge batch at once.
This is a delicious little lemon cookie that is perfect for springtime (or anytime)! They can either be drizzled with a lemon glaze that is made with confectioners sugar and fresh lemon juice, or you can roll them in sugar before baking for a more mild lemon flavor.