5 Of The Best Fruitcake Cookies Recipes For Your Holiday


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It seems like every family has its own fruitcake cookies recipes. Fruitcake cookies are a delicious traditional holiday treat that has a long and storied history.

What is a Fruitcake Cookie?

Fruitcake cookies recipes vary greatly depending on the baker. Typically they are a type of soft cookie that is made with dried fruit, nuts, and spices. This type of cookie is often referred to as a "drop cookie".

What is a drop cookie?

“Drop cookie” is a term applied to cookie recipes where bakers “drop” cookie dough from a spoon or cookie scoop onto a baking sheet, rather than roll it out or cut it into specific shapes. Cookies like Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chip are classic drop cookie recipes.

What are the origins of this Fruitcake Cookie recipe?

I actually first learned of Fruitcake Cookies, from my biological grandfather!

What do Fruitcake Cookies taste like?

Fruitcake cookies have a dense and chewy texture and are bursting with the flavors of dried fruit and nuts. Common ingredients in fruitcake cookies include California prunes, raisins, candied citrus peel, and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and pecans. Some recipes also include spices like cinnamon and nutmeg for added flavor.

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