Fruitcake Drop Cookies Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 35 MINUTES

1 ratings
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  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup candied red cherries
  • 1/2 cup candied green cherries
  • 1 cup dried pineapple pieces
  • 2 cups pecans, roughly chopped


Preheat oven to 300°F.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar using a hand mixer. Add eggs, salt, vanilla, lemon and cinnamon and mix until well incorporated. Slowly add flour and mix well. Fold in fruit and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

Fruitcake Drop Cookies


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1 Review

Kristin 12/17/2016
These did not co

These did not come out for me. I wish the recipe would have specified to chop the cherries. Weird texture. As an experienced baker, this was a complete waste of (expensive) ingredients. Take another look at this recipe, Paula. This is the first of many of your recipes I've made that has been less than perfect.

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