This recipe was given to me by my mother. It makes a BIG batch. They taste better and better if left a couple weeks before eating.

vicki

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
144
Yield:
12 dozen
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Ingredients

144
Original recipe yields 144 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Cut fruit into small pieces. In a large bowl, dredge fruit and nuts in 1 cup flour.

  • Cream together butter, brown sugar, and egg yolks. Stir together 2 cups flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg; add to the creamed mixture. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda into sweetened condensed milk. Gradually add soda mixture and brandy to the dough. Turn mixture into the big bowl of fruit and nuts. Combine.

  • Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold into the dough.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly browned but still soft, about 20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 14g 5% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 7mg 2% DV; sodium 38.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
I followed this recipe exactly and my cookies turned out wonderfully. They look and taste just like the ones my grandmother used to make. I used a small cookie scoop and ended up with 175 cookies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2004
I thought this cookie had a good overall flavor and it got good reviews by most everyone that tried them - one even asked for the recipe but in my opinion is not worth all of the preparation effort. It's nearly impossible to fold in the egg whites in the end and they're so chewy and sticky that they don't stack well for storage. Perhaps the directions need more clarification. I would try a different fruitcake cookie recipe next time one not so labor intensive. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2004
I thought this cookie had a good overall flavor and it got good reviews by most everyone that tried them - one even asked for the recipe but in my opinion is not worth all of the preparation effort. It's nearly impossible to fold in the egg whites in the end and they're so chewy and sticky that they don't stack well for storage. Perhaps the directions need more clarification. I would try a different fruitcake cookie recipe next time one not so labor intensive. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
I followed this recipe exactly and my cookies turned out wonderfully. They look and taste just like the ones my grandmother used to make. I used a small cookie scoop and ended up with 175 cookies. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2008
Great Taste but lots of cookies. Ii half the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
These are delicious.....a Christmas must have at our house. Easy to make too! Read More
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