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Classic Bourbon Fruitcake Cookies

4.70 from 20 votes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Traci
Perfectly sweet, soft, and so delicious! These Classic Bourbon Fruitcake Cookies are the best way to celebrate the holiday's.


  • 1 cup glacéed fruit, chopped
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 3 Tablespoons bourbon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 3 sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the glacéed fruit with 1/2 of the flour. Set aside.
  • Whisk together remaining 1/2 cup flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugars together until creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in half of flour mixture.
  • Beat in egg.
  • Add last half of flour mixture.
  • Stir in glacéed fruit, dates, and pecans.
  • Add bourbon.
  • Drop by scoopfuls, or rounded teaspoonfuls, onto prepared pans.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until light golden brown.


  • You can use your favorite individual fruits for this recipe rather than a pre-mixed! I highly recommend using some citrus peel to give this cookie a bright twist.
  • You could use whiskey, rum, or brandy instead of bourbon!
Expert Tips:
  • The cookie dough is very wet so, keep this in mind when you're working with it!
  • These cookies keep really well.
  • Make sure to set out the butter a few hours before you start to bake! This will allow the butter to come to room temperature and be easier to mix.
  • If you don't have a cookie scoop, you can use a normal spoon. It'll just be harder to get all the cookies the same size!


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 93IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.