Rum Fruitcake Cookies

Recipe by Aunty Pen
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 6 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees farenheit( or lower) Lightly grease cookie sheets or use parchment paper. Set aside. Beat sugar and shortening in a large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs, orange juice and rum extract, beat 2 minutes.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Add candied fruit, raisins and nuts. Stir into creamed mixture. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes (or not as long, depending on oven heat) Let cookies stand on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.