Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cissy's Easy Fruit Cake Cookies

These ain't your Grandma's fruit cake cookies... well, actually they are MY Grandma, Cissy's, fruit cake cookies.  Many people turn up their noses at fruitcake, but these cookies are a different story.  They are sweet and salty, crunchy and soft, rich and addictive... pretty much everything you want in a dessert.  So throw those preconceived notions about fruitcake aside and whip up a batch of Cissy's Easy Fruit Cake Cookies!

~Cissy's Easy Fruit Cake Cookies

1 cup candied pineapple
1 cup candied red cherries
1 cup candied green cherries
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 cup pecans
2 1/2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut fruit into small pieces. Chop nuts. Mix fruit and nuts. Sift together dry ingredients over the fruit. Mix the fruit and dry ingredients (yes, you will probably have to use your hands and get messy!)
Cream the butter and sugar; add the eggs. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, nuts and fruit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop the batter onto the sheet by the teaspoon.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.