Better Than Fruitcake Cookies

This recipe makes over 12 dozen small cookies... a great substitution for holiday fruitcake . You can substitute rum-soaked dried apricots and dates instead of glacee'd cherries and figs for an equally tasty cookie.

In a large bowl, combine fruits, honey, sherry, lemon juice, salt and walnuts. Cover and marinate overnight. Cream together with butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Add egg and...


  • 3 cups chopped dried figs
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup candied cherries, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup super fine sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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