Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
Delicious way to use up dried fruit, or an excuse to go and buy dried fruit!! My BF loves these! Another Cooking Light gem!
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄3 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄4 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons orange juice, fresh
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄4 cup dried blueberries
- 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄4 cup dried cherries
- 1⁄4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place sugar and butter in mixing bowl and beat until well-creamed.
- Add corn syrup, orange juice, vanilla, and egg and beat until well combined.
- Combine flour and next five ingredients.
- Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until just combined.
- Add dried fruits and coconut and stir gently.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until golden.
- Cool on pan 1 minute and then remove to wire racks.
With spices and fruit this cookie screams Christmas. I agree with Diana - crispy outside with a tender center. But I will add nuts next time. I am also going to glaze with an orange cookie glaze for some added glitz.
Well.... this is my idea of the *Perfect* cookie. Crispy-crackly on the outside, chewy on the inside, with lots of "bumps". I did make a couple of minor changes however. I used maragarine instead of the butter. Increased the cinnamon to 1 tsp. Used 1/4 cup each of diced dates and cranberries, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. I told you....I like bumps! My oven took 14 minutes to turn these beauties to a golden brown. I ended up with 40 cookies. These are so good, I couldn't wait to tell you. The last batch is still in the oven. :) Thanks for posting. This could quite possibly be my All-Time Favourite.
I actually made these from the Cooking Light issue (May 2006). We enjoyed the flavor and the variety of fruit. Although we love soft cookies, these just seemed a bit too soft and sticky. I think possibly the corn syrup could be skipped and may try making them again without it. I would also add a tad more fruit next time. I would have liked a good variety in each cookie, and it seemed several of the cookies were a little short on fruit. That's just my opinion, of course. :) All in all, a nice change from the usual, "same old" cookie. Thanks for posting!