Fruit cake-like cookies. Store in an airtight container. The can also be frozen. Cookies are better after a few days, they soften.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
60
Yield:
10 dozen
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak fruits in bourbon at least 1 hour to plump.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  • Cream margarine or butter, gradually adding sugar and eggs. Add dry ingredients, then fruit and nuts. Mix well.

  • Drop from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; fat 6.2g 10% DV; cholesterol 8.2mg 3% DV; sodium 48mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
My sister in West Va gave this recipe to me and I have made it many times..It is the best cookie I have eaten..the only fruit I put in is the candied cherries it is unfornutate that we can only buy these at thanksgiving or christmas.I too thought the batter would not cover the fruits and nuts but it is perfect..I highly recommend.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/14/2002
it's delicious!!! Read More
(5)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
My sister in West Va gave this recipe to me and I have made it many times..It is the best cookie I have eaten..the only fruit I put in is the candied cherries it is unfornutate that we can only buy these at thanksgiving or christmas.I too thought the batter would not cover the fruits and nuts but it is perfect..I highly recommend.... Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2010
These came out dry for me though I haven't had one today all reviews indicate they are better a day after baked. I made them larger than the recipe indicated and baked them 14 min. That seemed to help. The flavor is great though. I used spiced rum. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2004
These are best if you seal them up for at least a week before serving. I first found this recipe in a circa 1965 magazine and found that it got even BETTER if you soak the raisins OVERNIGHT. It works well with 'most any full-flavored liquor such as a dark rum or a brandy. I'm working on a light-batter version as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
I made these for my brother who was serving in Korea and have sent them every Xmas since. I wrap 2 back to back in Saran & tie with Xmas wire or yarn. No need for a metal can for mailing. Just fill the box with the wrapped cookies & add a few candy canes.He refuses to let me stop this tradition. I'm 73 now! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/14/2002
it's delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2003
Good. I was a little concerned that the amount of batter I had wouldn't cover all the fruit and nuts but it did. The bourbon is very strong I used Jack Daniels. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2015
These cookies are excellent! I have made other candied fruit based cookies and these are by far the best. I couldn't find candied lemon but I was able to find Fruit Cake Mix in a 32oz. container and it contained orange and lemon peel along with cherries pineapple and citron. I used the whole 32 oz. container and added more whole pecans than indicated as I love nuts! These are wonderful and I recommend to anyone even those who typically don't like fruitcake! I did use dried cranberries soaked in Brandy as I didn't have raisins nor bourbon! The taste is exceptional! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2019
Oh so good. Just like grandma's fruit cake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2019
My mom has made these cookies every year for the better part of 30 years and I love them. I have also tried making a more natural version with dried cherries and figs along with the bourbon soaked raisins and they were delicious. They're easy and unique and they freeze well too. Read More