Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients; dredge with 1 cup flour, stirring well.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
  4. Add egg yolks, mixing well.
  5. Dissolve soda in milk; add to creamed mixture.
  6. Add brandy, spices, and remaining 2 1/2 cups flour, mixing well.
  7. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff; fold into batter.
  8. Fold in fruit mixture.
  9. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  10. Bake at 325F for 12 to 15 minutes.
  11. Cool on wire racks.


Most Helpful

I didn't care for this recipe. I followed it to the T, and found that by dredging the fruit mix in flour, that the raisins were white even after I baked them. It also did not contain enough sugar, and the final cookie came out very dry. Thanks anyway.

Retro Kali December 28, 2007

I love these cookies. Even my fiancee who hates fruitcake loves these cookies. I do the Sandra Lee version (semi-homemade) when I'm in a hurry by using spice cake mix instead of the flour and spices and sugar, except for adding a tablespoon of molasses. Thanks for posting!!

bohemiangurlmd December 02, 2007

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