Mary's Fruitcake Cookies

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"My friend Linda sent me this recipe and it is a family favorite at her house! Preparation time does not include chilling time. Cooking time is for each pan of cookies."

Original recipe yields 36-48 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (32.7 g)
  • Calories 111.7
  • Total Fat - 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 6 mg
  • Sodium - 22.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 8.9 g
  • Protein - 1.4 g
  • Calcium - 8.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Mix first 4 ingredients, then add dry ingredients.

Step 2

Mix the fruits together, and add a small amount of flour to the fruits.

Step 3

Add fruits and nuts to the dry ingredients.

Step 4

Chill for about 1 hour, or overnight.

Step 5

Drop by spoonfuls on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Step 6

Bake 10-12 minutes, in a 400 degree oven. Do not overbake.

Step 7

Put a nut on top of each cookie.

Step 8


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Mama Marie

I made them using dried craisins, dried cherries, apricots, dates and walnuts. Amazing cookies! Making another batch to share on my cookie trays!

review by:
(21 Dec 2020)


This is such a great recipe!!! Love,love them!!! Will definitely be making these again!! Thank You!!!!

review by:
(13 Jan 2016)


I am not a dry fruit cake lover but when I saw these cookies they looked too good to pass up so I saved a copy to make for my cookie trays this Christmas for my neighbors. I just got done making my first batch, and had one with a cup of coffee. I just may have to make another batch for my neighbors and keep this one for here! Sooooo good!

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(22 Dec 2015)