Holiday Fruitcake Cookies-- Easy & Delish!

Holiday Fruitcake Cookies

These delicious holiday cookies are so simple to make.

This easy, fun spin on a holiday classic is chock full of dried fruit and nuts. Perfectly paired with a cup of egg nog, this sweet treat will have you and everyone on your nice list feeling festive!


1 ½ cups sugar

1 cup butter, softened

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt

1 pound mixed candied fruit and peel

4 cups chopped toasted pecans

1 cup raisins

1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped


1.       Preheat oven to 300°

2.       Beat sugar and butter at medium speed with an electric stand mixer until creamy.

3.       Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

4.       Stir in vanilla.

5.       Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until blended.

6.       Stir in candied fruit and peel, pecans, raisins, and cherries.

7.       Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto lightly greased baking sheets.

8.       Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

9.       Cool completely on wire racks (about 20 minutes).


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