Fruit Cake Cookies


Fruit Cake Cookies

Fruit Cake Cookies

  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup butter, soft
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 oz candied cherries
  • 4 oz candied pineapple
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 3/4 cup raisins
Beat egg white until fluffy and add lemon juice, butter, brown sugar, evaporated milk, egg yolk and 3/4 cup flour.
Cut up the candied cherries and pineapple with pecans into small pieces. Mix together with 1/8 cup of flour and add the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. and raisins.
Mix all ingredients together. Drop by teaspoonfull onto foil covered cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees until light brown, about 12 minutes.
Source: Wanda L. Milford
Notes: This is the first year I’ve made this since my mom died and I don’t mean that to be morbid, even though it sounds like it. I just never asked for the recipe from my sister-in-law before. Again, another recipe she brought to our family. I had this idealized version of them, but they didn’t quite make it there.
I’m pretty sure that’s just me, but I do have some ideas about how to improve them. And a little thing in the back of my head that my mom said, but I didn’t understand – let the batter rest in the fridge  – overnight. But I will make these again, w/more nuts, less cherries, and more nuts, and more raisins – did I say that already, well. It’s true. Spices are really good, but may need to tone some of them down.

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