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Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

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1/2 pound dried figs
1/4 pound raisins
2 ounces candied cherries, coarsely chopped
2 ounces dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 ounces chopped pecans
Kosher salt
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 extra-large egg
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

Snip off the hard stems of the figs with
scissors or a small knife and coarsely
chop the figs. In a medium bowl, combine
the figs, raisins, cherries, apricots, honey,
sherry, lemon juice, pecans, and a pinch of
salt. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to
sit overnight at room temperature.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the
butter, cloves, superfine sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until smooth,
about 3 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the egg and mix until
incorporated. With the mixer still on low, slowly add the flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt
just until combined. Don't over mix! Add the fruits and nuts, including any liquid in the

Divide the dough in half and place each half on the long edge of a 12 by 18-inch
piece of parchment or waxed paper. Roll each half into a log, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4-inch
thick, making an 18-inch-long roll. Refrigerate the dough for several hours, or until

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

With a small, sharp knife, cut the logs into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place the slices
1/2-inch apart on ungreased sheet pans and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until
lightly golden.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
5 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Cook 20 min
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Personal Notes:
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