I didn't have a spice cake mix so I substituted a white cake mix and added cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. I added a ½ cup of chopped dates and ½ cup of chopped candied ginger. I held all the nuts because of allergies. The ginger really takes these up a notch. This recipe is a keeper!
we loved these easy and delicious cookies. i toasted the pecans and they were a great addition. next time i will try using Sunkist Fruit Bits instead of the candied fruit.
I did make one substitution when preparing these cookies ~ a generous cup of diced, mixed dried fruits rather than the candied kind, & we were very pleased with the cookies! Took half the batch over to a neighbor couple, but the rest were just for the 2 of us to enjoy devouring! Just know I'll be making these again & again throughout the year! You have a winning recipe here! Thanks for posting it! [Made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block recipe tag]