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Nanny's Fruitcake Cookies Recipe


My grandmother always made a holiday fruitcake. I took her recipe and made it a cookie that’s perfect any time with a cup of tea. —Amanda Digges, South Windsor, Connecticut

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  • 1 2/3 cups pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups golden raisins
  • 1 cup pitted dried plums, chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour


Servings 48
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 45mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Place the first five ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with Triple Sec and toss to combine. Let stand, covered, overnight.

In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars and nutmeg until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in fruit mixture.

Divide dough in half; shape each into a 12x3x1-in. rectangular log. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheets. Bake 13 to 16 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks and cool.

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