12 Days of Christmas Cookies
Fruitcake Cookies are chewy sugar cookies stuffed full of candied fruits, raisins and toasted pecans for a unique twist on the classic Christmas fruitcake! Topped with a brandy cream cheese frosting, these little cookies are irresistible!
And we’re back with Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!
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Don’t you hate when you have a batch of adorable cookies and the sun just refuses to cooperate?! #foodbloggerproblems.
I have been dying to share these sweet, unique treats with you for days. DAYS!
Oh, the agony!
These soft, chewy fruitcake cookies are everything you love about their cake cousins without the dry cake and months of soaking in brandy.
Each bite is packed with candied fruit, toasted pecans and sweet chewy sugar cookie! And if that weren’t enough, I topped them off with a dollop of Brandy Cream Cheese Frosting, because it wouldn’t be fruitcake without booze. Amiright?
Of course I’m right.
The silky, smooth tangy brandy cream cheese frosting rounds out the flavors of the sweet cookies.
There will be no re-gifting of these cookies. And that is a promise.
Fast, easy, soft cookies with just the right amount of grown-up tang and a pinch of nostalgia.
Like all good cookies, these little guys have a story…
[Did you think you were going to get out of here without a story today? Come on, you know me better than that by now!]
When I left Washington DC after Thanksgiving, I planned to make Nana’s fruitcake in addition to her Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, but her friend heard about my fruitcake baking intentions and sent Nana the recipe for these fruitcake cookies!
Fruitcake cookies!? Why didn’t I think of that?
The ubiquitous red and green candied cherries are apparently not so ubiquitous in NYC, so Nana mailed me a package with everything I would need to make her fruitcake. I saved half for the fruitcake (I know you will be on the edge of your seat in anticipation…) and used half for these cookies. A good call if ever there was one.
The ingredients for these cookies and Nana’s fruitcake are strikingly similar, so I added the only ingredient that wasn’t in the cookies but was in the fruitcake: golden raisins. I figured if they are good in the cake, they should be in the cookies!
I also toasted my pecans before chopping and folding them into the batter, because I LOVE toasted pecans. There is something magical that happens to the flavor when those little nuts are in the oven. Toasting them gives the cookies a deeper flavor and a little bit of crunch!
These Fruitcake Cookies are for the eleventh day of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! You won’t want to miss the Cranberry Cinnamon Jam Bars, Rum Refrigerator Cookies, or Cardamom Walnut Snowballs, Spiced Crinkle Cookies, Coconut Peppermint Pretzel Bark, Old Fashioned Date Pinwheels, Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies, Nana’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Moravian Christmas Cookies, Orange Pecan Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies !!
More Cookies to make the season bright!