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Chewy and spicy, these frosted fruit cookies make good Christmas cookies.


Recipe Summary

5 dozen


Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a food processor or with the fine blade of a food grinder, process or grind raisins, figs, dates and walnuts.

  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.

  • In a mixing bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add flour mixture and beat until well mixed.

  • Stir in ground fruit mixture. Divide dough in half; cover and chill several hours or overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet.

  • On a well floured surface roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minute or until done. Cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes, then remove and cool thoroughly on rack.

  • Combine 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk (4-5 tsp) to make icing of drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 34.9g; fat 8.5g; cholesterol 35.9mg; sodium 174.6mg. Full Nutrition