Fruitcake Cookies


1 c. softened butter

Festive Fruit
1 c. light brown sugar, firmly packed

3 large eggs

3 c. plain flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 c. sherry wine

Frozen Dough

Fruit and Nuts:

7 c. copped pecans

1 lb candied pineapple, cut small

1lb candied red and green cherries, cut small

2 c. chopped dates (1 lb.)

Ready to Bake

3/4 lb white raisins

  1. In a very large bowl, mix batter as for any cookie.
  2. Stir in the fruits and nuts.
  3. Drop onto a well greased cookie sheet, or one lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees fahrenheit (149 celsius) for about 25 minutes.
  5. Makes 150-200 cookies.
Personal Notes:
*If pecans are not easy to come by, I think walnuts would be a great substitution.
*This dough can be made ahead of time and either refrigerated or frozen until ready to bake.
*For frozen dough: To freeze dough, roll a portion into a long cylindrical shape, wrap in wax paper first, then plastic wrap, and freeze.  To cook, remove the roll from the freezer, unwrap, cut into 1/2 in thick slices and lay on cookie sheet.  Frozen dough may require up to 10 min more baking time.


Peachy Iced “Cream”

2/3 cup evaporated milk

3 Tbsp sugar

Juice and Grated Peel of 1 lemon

1 Peach

  1. Pour evaporated milk into a medium sized bowl, and chill in freezer until ice crystals form around the edge.
  2. Peel, pit, and puree peach.
  3. Remove bowl from freezer and, using chilled beaters, beat milk until it has more than doubled in size.
  4. Beat in sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel, and peach puree.
  5. Pour into a shallow dish and return mixture to freezer. Freeze until firm.


Snow Cream

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Milk or Cream


Vanilla Extract

  1. Place bowl outside to catch falling snow.
  2. Add milk or cream to snow until snow is creamy but not too slushy.
  3. Add a teaspoon or two of vanilla.
  4. Add sugar to taste.
  5. Enjoy!


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