Fruitcake Drop Cookies

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Servings: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Difficulty: Easy

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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 degrees 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.

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I'm sorry to say when I made the fruitcake drop cookies, they turned out very bland, and hard as a rock ~ I checked the recipe several times, and the instructions, everything was correct that I did ~ I was very disappointed, because the pic of them looked so good for a holiday snack ~ I may just give them to the birds....don't mean to be disrespectful, but hate to throw them away ~ I probably won't make them again ~

By Cynthia Martin on December 28, 2013


Great cookies

By Anonymous on December 22, 2013


Just made these today, but had to substitute 2 cups of mixed fruitcake mix for the other fruits. Came out great!

By Sharon Rieve on December 21, 2013


I am going to make these fruitcake drop cookies for Christmas. I can't go wrong using Paula's recipe.

By Joann bossi on December 20, 2013


Going to try these cookies, looks good

By Connie Kirkland on December 20, 2013


thank you for the fruit cake cookie rescipe always love watching you cook on t.v. will try these for Christmas Theresa Wilson.

By theresa wilson on December 19, 2013


You are so great. Hope to meet you some day Even at the age of 71 I lern fromyou daily Keep it up

By RUTH HAWKINS on December 19, 2013


YourWonderful and I love you.

By Carl White on December 19, 2013


Great woman and great recipes.

By Liz Hershberger on December 19, 2013


Thank you for your recipes Have aMerry Christmas ..... Bertha sanchez

By Bertha Sanchez on December 19, 2013


Merry Christmas!

By Anonymous on December 19, 2013


I haven't tried these cookies yet. I plan to this coming week end. I am sure that they will be a great hit at my house and for a church function Thanks Paula, you have not let us down yet. Merry Christmas.

By Allie Metoyer on December 19, 2013


The fruitcake cookies are nice, but I'm not a fan of fruitcake, but the crochet towel really caught my eye. It is beautiful and just the sort of thing I'd love to make. Do you, would you please share the directions? Thank you, Debbie

By Debbie on December 19, 2013


I think your stuff is one of the best if not the best and hope you have a very merry Christmas and god bless you and your family and friends I really love this sit

By John Braga on December 19, 2013


Have followed your show always, have your pans, love them giving your pans for Christmas.

By Betty Stewart on December 19, 2013


I made these cookies. My family loved them. I am so glad I have you on my facebook. I miss your show. I wish you could come back on. But I still am able to get your wonderful recipes. Thanks again. Merry Christmas Paula.

By Darlet Walker on December 18, 2013


i love your show with your son on it i try almost of your rescipe i love them

By carol sawyers on December 18, 2013


love these, hard to find a good cookie with the fruit . Do not like when they use the citrus fruit.

By Anonymous on December 18, 2013


Paula , so nice to see you come back!

By Yvonne Tucker on December 18, 2013


I pinned this to make later. They sound something like a cookie my grandmother used to make (she was not a good cook, this was the only thing I wanted her recipe for) She gave me a recipe but it didn't turn out because she really did not use a recipe. I hope these taste something like hers.

By Lynn Griffin on December 18, 2013

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