Little Fruitcake Bites

"These little beauties are great to mix between your other Christmas cookies on a platter. They freeze well too. Put them in a tin with a tight fitting lid. Great for gifts. Put a dab of marzipan on top or decorate with a wee holly leaf etc."
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Ready In:
60 fruitcake bites




  • Pour the rum over the raisins, cover with plastic wrap and marinate them for several hours or overnight Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time beat after each addition.
  • In another bowl mix your dry ingredients (Flour, Baking soda, and spices).
  • Stir the dry mixture into the butter& sugar.
  • Stir in raisins/rum and milk.
  • Stir in the fruit& nuts.
  • Line miniature muffin tins with fancy Christmas paper liners or plain ones.
  • Fill 3/4 full with the batter.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.

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  1. Delicious Yummy, easy to make. My DH loves fruitcake , he was right there to sample them. It made 72 fruit cake bites. Thanks for such a good recipe.
  2. Made these on Saturday for a cookie party on Sunday, and they were really easy. Instead of the green cherries, I added chopped apricots, chopped pineapple, and some dried cherries, which I also soaked in the rum. Yummy!! Everybody loved them. The rum makes them so good.
  3. DH and I both like these, but we don't *love* them. There's something about the spices in them that are a tiny bit off, but I can't put my finger on what it is. The longer they sit the better they taste, so I'm going to try them again tomorrow with a dab of cream cheese or cream cheese icing on them.


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