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bourbon fruitcake cookies on table decorated for Christmas

Bourbon Fruitcake Cookies

This isn't your grandma's fruitcake. These bourbon fruitcake cookies are crunchy and delicious, and have a festive look for Christmas. Cherries, pecans, and bourbon give these cookies an incredible flavor.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 249 kcal


  • 1 lb candied cherries quartered - red and green
  • 1 lb candied pineapple cut into small pieces
  • 8 cups pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1.5 cups flour divided
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place the candied fruit and pecans in a very large mixing bowl. Coat with ½ cup of the flour.
  • In a separate bowl, cream the softened unsalted butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt together, until fluffy. Add the eggs, flour, and bourbon. Mix until well blended.
  • Pour the batter over the candied fruit and pecan mixture. Stir together until all fruits and pecans are well coated with batter.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or spoon to drop the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet. (It's best to make small, bite-size cookies. This will give each cookie a crunchy texture.)
  • Bake the cookies for 15 minutes.


Makes about 8 dozen small cookies.


Calories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 152IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword christmas
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