Monday, December 22, 2008

Fruitcake Cookies

This is my version of an old family favorite. We always had these cookies at Christmas time. I love them and one bite tastes like Christmas to me! -Sarah

1 cup raisins
1/4 cup burbon or whiskey
1/2 cup chopped candied cherries
1/2 cup chopped candied pineapple
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. cloves
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
  • Measure raisins into a bowl and pour bourbon or whiskey over, mix well. Let sit while preparing cookies.
  • Roughly chop fruit and nuts and set aside.
  • Mix together flour, baking soda and spices.
  • In a mixer cream butter, add sugar and eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Stir in fruit (drain raisins) and nuts and mix well. Cover and chill dough.
  • Shape into small balls, and bake on greased cookie sheets at 325 degrees about 11 minutes.

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