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Slice ‘n’ Bake Fruitcake Cookies

A cross between classic fruitcake and buttery cookies, these treats are perfect for Christmas. Each one is chock-full of raisins and candied cherries.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup each red and green candied cherries, chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in raisins and cherries.
  • Shape dough into two 2-in.-thick logs; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Cut logs into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 72 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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