If you are a fruitcake fan, these Large Family Fruitcake Cookies will satisfy your craving for a slice of the popular seasonal treat. Prepare these crisp, slightly sweet, and delicious cookies at home with your favorite candied fruit.
- 1 pound candied cherries, quartered (red and green)
- 1 pound candied pineapple, cut into small pieces
- 8 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
- 1 ½ cup flour, divided
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 5 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup imitation vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
Using a very large mixing bowl coat the fruits and pecans with ½ cup flour.
Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
To the butter, add the eggs, flour, and imitation vanilla. Mix until well blended.
Pour the batter over the fruit/pecans mixture and mix together until all fruits and pecans are well coated with batter.
Portion the batter using a small cookie scoop or drop the dough onto the cookie sheet using two teaspoons.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Note: It is best to make very small, bite-size cookies. This will give each cookie a crunchy texture.
Keywords: Fruitcake Cookies