Fruitcake Cookies

An easy way to bring traditional holiday flavor to your Christmas cookie platter.

Hands-On Time: 30 min.
Total time: 50 min.
Difficulty level: Easy
Yield: 3-5 dozen cookies

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 egg*
  • 1¾ cups sifted, all-purpose flour (reserve ¼ cup for dredging candied fruit and dates)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 8 oz. Kroger Candied Cherries
  • 8 oz. chopped dates
  • 8 oz. Kroger Fruit Cake Mix
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and grease several baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening and sugar together until mixture assumes light, creamy texture.
  3. Add egg. Beat until well blended.
  4. In a separate, small bowl, combine 1½ cups flour, salt and baking soda. Mix well.
  5. Alternately beat flour mixture and buttermilk into shortening mixture.
  6. Dredge candied fruit pieces, candied cherries and dates in reserved flour. Fold floured fruits and chopped pecans into dough mix.
  7. Spoon dough onto greased baking sheets, leaving 1½” to 2” between cookies.
  8. Bake 8-13 min. (until cookies are lightly golden).
  9. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool 15-20 min. on wire rack. Store in wax paper-lined, airtight container.

*Do not consume raw or undercooked batter.

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