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3 Easy Fruitcake Cookie Recipes: Fun Twist On The Holiday Classic

If you're not keen on making your own loaf of fruitcake, but still wants something with a hint of Holiday flavors, you might want to try your hands at fruitcake cookies. These babies are packed with dried fruit flavors and Holiday spices. Think of them as fruitcake on the go! 


Jubilee Jumbles (Pixelated Crumb)

Pixelated Crumb has a great cookie recipe called Jubilee Jumbles aka Fruit Cake Cookies. This easy recipe makes use of fruitcake mix and regular drop cookie ingredients to come up with rich and chewy cookies. The treats are glazed with a mixture of confectioner's sugar and lemon juice for an extra kick of flavor.

"These cookies are a great treat to make for the holidays – they’re as festive as they are tasty!"

For cookies:

  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 1/4 cups fruitcake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup blanched, slivered almonds, toasted and cooled

For glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon

via Jubilee Jumbles (Pixelated Crumb)


Irresistible Fruitcake Cookies (Living Sweet Moments)

Pretty homemade cookies are a joy to receive during the Holidays. If you're looking for a festive cookie recipe to make for your friends, this Irresistible Fruitcake Cookies recipe from Living Sweet Moments is surely worth checking out. This treat is loaded with chopped cherries, dried fruits and nuts. And they're neat enough to pack in a tin all together.

"These irresistible Fruitcake Cookies will blow your mind with incredible flavor & soft texture. The perfect Christmas cookie recipe for exchanges & parties."


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter chilled and cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/4 cup glazed cherries chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried fruit apricot, cranberries, figs
  • 3 tablespoons chopped nuts use pecans/walnuts/almonds

via Irresistible Fruitcake Cookies (Living Sweet Moments)


Holiday Fruitcake Cookies (A Spicy Perspective)

A Spicy Perspective has a recipe called Holiday Fruitcake Cookies. Reminiscent of tiny Christmas wreaths, this treat is a feast not just for the palate but also for the eyes! Though it looks complicated, this is fairly easy to make starting with regular shaped cookies adorned with a rum glaze and topped with dried fruits.

"This holiday cookie recipe offers all the wonderful elements of a fruitcake without the heavy texture. Fruitcake Cookies are my new favorite cookie this year."

For the Fruit Cake Cookies:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick ground allspice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 large egg + 1 yolk
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

For the Rum Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spiced rum
  • 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream

For the Top:

  • 1 3/4 cup mixed dried fruit, cut into small 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped nuts/seeds (I used pecans and pumpkin seeds.)

via Holiday Fruitcake Cookies (A Spicy Perspective)


Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip: 

If you prefer tiny bits of dried fruits and nuts in your cookies rather than big chunks, you could pulse them in a food processor before adding to your cookie dough or using as a topping.


Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

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