fruitcake cookies...

these crisp flavorful cookies are filled with warm spices and dried fruit...delightful!
It's Day Four in our 25 Days of Christmas Treats Extravaganza. I had a goal before starting this venture that I would step outside my typical baking box and try some new flavor profiles this season. This cookie was one of those. 

These Fruitcake Cookies contain dried fruit and a combination of cloves and cinnamon. They have a crisp texture with a warm flavor profile. In short they are quite delish and I will admit, the best fruitcake experience I have ever had. 

So take a walk on the wild side and embrace the fruitcake cookie. You won't regret it. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Baking!

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Fruitcake Cookies
recipe from The World's Greatest Christmas Cookies 


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon extract
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1/4 cup milk
2 cups chopped mixed dried fruit (dates, raisins, candied cherries, candied pineapple, citron)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Cream shortening, butter and sugar.  Add eggs and flavorings.  Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and spices.  Add alternately to creamed mixture along with milk.  Stir in fruit and nuts.  Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Yield:  5 to 6 dozen
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