Betty's Festive Fruitcake Cookies

Bettyskitchen's picture

Feb. 01, 2012

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Christmas Fruitcake Cookies. These cookies will allow you to have the flavor of fruitcake without the trouble! You will notice that some of the measures below are either tiny or unusual amounts. The original recipe was 4 times as large, so I divided each ingredient by 4, and this made medium-sized cookies for me. If you want the original recipe, just multiply every ingredient by 4.


Candied pineapple 4 Ounce , chopped
Red candied cherries 2 Ounce , chopped
Green candied cherries 2 Ounce , chopped
Golden raisins 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Pecan 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chopped
Flour 5/8 Cup (10 tbs)
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Egg 1 , seperated
Brandy 1/2 Ounce (Optional)
Milk 1 Tablespoon
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Light brown sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon
Nutmeg 1/4 Teaspoon
Cooking oil spray 1
For dredging
Flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



1. Preheat the oven to 325F.


2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together candied pineapple, red candied cherries, green candied cherries, golden raisins, and chopped pecans.

3. Dredge the mixture with flour and set aside.

4. In another bowl, cream butter and brown sugar, together.

5. Add egg yolk, beating well.

6. Dissolve baking soda in milk and add to cream mixture.

7. Add brandy, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and the remaining 5/8 cup flour, mixing well.

8. In a small bowl, beat egg white until stiff, but not dry.

9. Fold beaten egg white into batter.

10. Fold in dredged fruit mixture.

11. Prepare a baking pan by lining it with parchment paper and spraying the paper with cooking oil spray.

12. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment paper.

13. Bake at 350F for about 12 minutes.

14. Transfer immediately to cooling racks, allow to sit until cool.


15. Arrange on a nice serving plate and serve with a hot beverage.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
Ready In: 12 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 278Calories from Fat 111

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 159 mg6.63%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 25 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet