Fruitcake Cookies 水果蛋糕饼干

by Angie Liew
Christmas Fruitcake Cookies

Taste Of Christmas Recipes

If you are looking to bake something colourful and pretty for this coming Christmas, then these Christmas Fruitcake Cookies may just be your answer. These delicious fruitcake style coconut cookies, with their gorgeous golden and colourful outlook are filled with all the wonderful fruit and nuts everyone loves in a traditional christmas fruitcake. These Christmas Fruitcake Cookies are very similar to the traditional Christmas fruitcakes, only difference is they are in cookie form and take you a lot less time to bake.

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.

Huang Kitchen Christmas Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

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.

Huang Kitchen Christmas Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

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!

Huang Kitchen Christmas Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

Huang Kitchen Christmas Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

 

Christmas Fruitcake Cookies 圣诞水果蛋糕饼干

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
These Christmas Fruitcake Cookies are very similar to the traditional Christmas fruitcake, only difference is they are in cookie form and take you a lot less time to bake. 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. Just perfect for the last minute bakers as they can carry on the tradition of making delicious Christmas Fruitcake by making these delicious Christmas Fruitcake Cookies instead.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 45 mins
Course: Baking
Cuisine: Baking
Keyword: Christmas, cookies, Festive Food
Servings: 32 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, 227g, softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar, 120g
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, 55g, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fruitcake mix, 250g, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 16 red maraschino cherries, halves, for garnish
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup (fruitcake mix + walnuts), 2 1/4 cup( cookie dough)

    Instructions

    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies - ingredients
      Have ready all ingredients needed to make these cookies.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies Recipe - chop candied fruits
      First coarsely chop the candied fruitcake mix and set aside.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies Recipe - chop walnuts
      Then coarsely chop some toasted walnuts. Set aside for later use.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies Recipe - cut maraschino cherries
      Cut maraschino cherries in halves and set aside for use in garnishing the baked cookies.
    • Combine the coarsely chopped candied fruitcake mix and walnuts in a large bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup of the flour.
    • Whisk till flour covers all the fruitcake and nuts mixture. This is to ensure the candied fruits do not stick together. Then set aside while we make the cookie dough.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - beat butter
      In a bowl of an electric mixer, add in softened butter. Beat the butter until creamy, about 1 minute.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - beat butter and sugar
      Then add in icing sugar (powdered sugar). Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Scape down the sides and bottom of bowl occasionally throughout the entire mixing process.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - add egg
      With the mixer on low speed, add in the egg and mix until incorporated.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - add vanilla
      Once the egg has been combined and we have a smooth batter, add in vanilla extract. Continue to beat until well blended.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - mix flour
      With the mixer still on low, slowly add the remaining 2 1/4 cups flour to the butter mixture just until combined. Do not over mix.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - remove from mixer
      Remove bowl from the electric mixer.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - stir in
      Stir in fruit mixture into the batter with spatula or a long wooden spoon. Mix until well combined.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - divide dough
      Remove dough from mixing bowl onto a pastry mat and divide the dough in half.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - roll dough
      Roll each half of dough into a log, about 6 inches long and 2 inches in diameter.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - coconut flakes
      Spread flaked coconut evenly on a sheet of waxed paper.
    • Roll each log in coconut, coating it evenly.
    • Wrap the coated log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or overnight, until firm.
    • Christmas Streusel Mince Muffins recipe - preheat oven
      When the dough has firmed up, preheat oven to 180 degree C (350F). Place wire rack in centre of oven.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - cut log
      With a sharp knife, cut the firmed logs into 1/4 inch thick slices.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - place on baking sheet
      Place the fruitcake slices on ungreased cookie sheets about 1 inch apart.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - bake
      Then bake in the preheated oven.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - bake until brown
      Bake 13 to 15 minutes, until the cookies are set, the edges and bottom of slices are lightly golden brown.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - cool cookies
      When done, remove cookie sheets to cool on wire rack for about 2 minutes.
    • Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe - cool completely
      Then transfer the baked fruitcake slices to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Decorate with cherry halves when baked. Best to make these cookies ahead of Christmas and store them in airtight containers once cooled as these cookies just get better the longer you keep them.
    • Huang Kitchen Christmas Fruitcake Cookies recipe
      These rich fruit and nut filled cookies are superb for Christmas entertaining and they are great for Christmas gift giving too. As always, ENJOY!

Enjoy!

Notes

After wrapping the logs of dough with plastic wrap, it can be frozen up to 1 month. Let frozen logs stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes before slicing and baking.

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