Fruit cookie contains fruits like apple, plum and peaches. Fruit cookies often have nuts in the recipe. Fruit cookies are a sweet treat as well as being wholesome. Fruit cookies have the usual flour base (wheat or plain) with eggs or egg substitutes, butter, sugar, oil (canola or vegetable), and salt. Fruit cookies are often flavored with spices like cinnamon and cardamom. Oatmeal also features in fruit cookie recipes often.