Fruit Cake Slice and Bake Cookies
Fruit Cake Slice & Bake Cookies

Fruit Cake Slice and Bake Cookies

A retro cooking sometimes known as Santa's Whiskers. These slice and bake cookies are filled with cherries and pecans and then rolled in coconut.

84
cookies
40 min
PREP TIME
02 hrs 50 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups red and/or green candied cherries, chopped

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

3 cups sweetened flaked coconut

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine butter, sugar, powdered sugar, egg and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add 2 1/4 cups flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine cherries and 1 tablespoon flour in another bowl; toss to coat. Stir cherry mixture and pecans into dough.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 3 (10x1 1/2-inch) logs on plastic food wrap. Roll each in 1 cup coconut. Wrap tightly. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight until firm.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  5. STEP 5

    Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.

Nutrition

50Calories
2.5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
35Sodium (mg)
7Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  December 16, 2017

These were so good I made another batch 2nd batch I colored my coc. red and green mixed them up and rolled the logs in it also used cranberries on the second batch and added ground up coc. chips in the batter. These came out soft and chewy I will use this recipe over and over again for dif. holidays as it is soooo versatile but will keep the coc. on the outside for sure.

— says Irene
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ChallengingA breeze
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  December 06, 2015

This is one of my all time favorite Christmas cookies. The candied cherries make them sparkle.

— says Susan C.
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  November 25, 2015

Great cookies. Have made them before using another recipe. This one is much easier. Am going to experiment with different fruits and nuts.

— says Marian R.
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  December 17, 2014

I leave the candied fruit out, put the coconut in the cookies, double the pecans & dust with powdered sugar when they come out of the oven. Delicious!!! Brenda D.

— says Brenda
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  December 02, 2014

Te recipe made about 60 cookies and the timing was way off. Had to cover them with foil towards the end since they were still doughy and the coconut was getting too browned. Great tasting!

— says Rose
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