Classic Bourbon Fruitcake Cookies

28 cookies
45 min

Officially kicking off the holiday season with these Classic Bourbon Fruitcake Cookies. Made with double the glacé fruit, dates, and pecans, these cookies are soft, bourbon-y, and perfectly sweet with hints of caramel throughout. They are seriously generous with delicious pecans, chopped dates, and sweet candied fruit... It truly makes these cookies melt in your mouth! The real secret in these cookies is that mixture of bourbon, brown sugar, and finding some glacé fruit with lemon and orange peel! Each ingredient makes these cookies incredibly flavorful, soft, and oh so delicious. Finish them off with some candied orange peel or a large scoop of vanilla ice cream to keep the decorating simple and super easy. You can just leave them plain, too! These cookies are so much fun to bake, delicious to eat, and just a great homemade gift to share! Even if you know people who don't like fruitcake, they will absolutely adore these cookies. SO. GOOD.

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Classic Bourbon Fruitcake Cookies
Recipe details
  • 28  cookies
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1 cup glacéed fruit, chopped
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 3 Tablespoons bourbon
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