So, you can actually simplify Christmas baking by making a triple batch of these jewel-liked cookies ahead of Christmas and store them in airtight containers, as these cookies just get better the longer you keep them.
To make these delicious festive fruitcake cookies, first coarsely chopped the colourful fruitcake mix and toasted walnuts. Then make the cookie dough with the creaming method, that is, creaming butter with sugar, then beat in egg and vanilla, and then the flour mixture. The last step is to fold in the chopped fruitcake mix and toasted walnuts.
Once the dough is formed, divide into two and form each portion into a log shape. (The log shape is to mimic fruitcake loaves). Then rolled in coconut flakes, wrapped and chilled until firm before slicing and baking the cookies. The best part is, the dough can be frozen for a month which is ideal if these cookies are going to be part of your Christmas baking.
For these Christmas Fruitcake Cookies, the roasted walnuts and colourful fruitcake mix are chopped into smaller pieces so each cookie slice will have small flecks of colours and nuts dotting the entire cookie surface. These vibrant looking Christmas Fruitcake Cookies are simply delish and the taste is a total blast of Christmas!
They are lovely to look at, easy to make and most importantly, fabulous tasting. So, for those last minute bakers, you can carry on the tradition of making delicious Christmas Fruitcakes by making these delicious Christmas Fruitcake Cookies instead. These Christmas Fruitcake Cookies really add a new dimension to the ever popular traditional Christmas Fruitcake.
As always, ENJOY!