Holiday Fruit Drops

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Lorraine of AZ

These are chewy dropped cookies with a wonderful brown-sugar flavor. They're just ideal for Christmas. Recipe from one of the little recipe pamphlets Pillsbury used to include in their bags of flour at Christmastime.

Top Review by -Sheri-

To lower the calories and fat (54 calories and 2 grams of fat per cookie) I changed this cookie a bit. Affected is the butter, brown sugar, eggs, nuts, and fruit. 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup applesauce, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup splenda, 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites, and about 15 maraschino cherries cut into small chunks, and 1 cup walnuts. No candied cherries or dates. For decoration I added a halved maraschino cherry on top of each cookie. I really liked it. I got 66 cookies instead of 36 using a tsp. as called for. WW 1 point per cookie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Reserve.
  2. Cream the softened butter and add the brown sugar and eggs. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Add the buttermilk, vanilla, and flour mixture. Mix well. Stir in the nuts, cherry halves and cut-up dates.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheets. If you wish, you may top each cookie with a nut half for decoration. Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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