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    Fruitcake Bar Cookies

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs

    30 mins

    Mikekey's Note:

    Like mini-fruitcakes. Prep time includes cooling and frosting.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 24

    Yield:

    dozen

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. 2
      Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch pan. (Or spray with nonfat cooking spray).
    3. 3
      In a small bowl, blend flour, salt, soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    4. 4
      In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and eggs at medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix in rum or brandy extract.
    5. 5
      Stir in flour, dates, candied fruits, 1/2 cup cherries and nuts. Spread in prepared pan and bake 30 minutes until golden. Cool on wire rack, in pan.
    6. 6
      In the meantime, prepare the frosting by mixing together sugar and milk. Stir until smooth; then cover with a damp cloth until ready to use.
    7. 7
      When cake has cooled, frost, suing a spatula.
    8. 8
      Cut into 2 x 1-inch bars and decorate with red and green candied cherries. Store in a covered container, with pieces of wax paper between layers.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 10, 2006

      55

      Great switch from traditional fruitcake! I'm known for always making (and giving) fruitcakes to family and friends during the holidays, but due to recent health issues, I don't have the arm strength necessary to stir the heavy batter. Found this and tried it - my usual "customers" are thrilled! Just like Mikekey stated - like mini-fruitcakes. The only thing I did different was add rum soaked raisins, and added rum flavor to the frosting. Thanks for the recipe - it'll be a regular for me!!

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    • on January 10, 2013

      55

      My grandma's fruitcake recipe was never written down so no one really knows what all went into it. There was a Polish bakery that had a cookie very similar to a fruitcake and this recipe brought back wonderful memories. I used rum extract, raisins, and maraschino cherries for the dried fruit.and also the garnish. Very addictive and very delicious! Mikekey thank you so much for great memories during a difficult time. Food always brings a family closer together! Made and reviewed for the Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.

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    • on December 14, 2011

      55

      i liked the texture of the cake it reminded me of my fav,archway cookie this was an easy bar to make i added raisins also

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    Nutritional Facts for Fruitcake Bar Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (42 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 163.9
     
    Calories from Fat 61
    37%
    Total Fat 6.8 g
    10%
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 25.8 mg
    8%
    Sodium 58.0 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 25.4 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    5%
    Sugars 19.7 g
    79%
    Protein 1.6 g
    3%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    candied fruit

    candied red cherries

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