Holiday Fruit Drops

Holiday Fruit Drops

Why wait for the holidays to make a chewy, fruit- and nut-packed homemade cookie? They're delicious.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:40

Hrs:Mins

Makes

 

About 8 dozen cookies

2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup shortening
1/2
cup buttermilk
2
eggs
3 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
2
cups candied cherries, cut in half
2
cups chopped dates
1 1/2
cups chopped pecans
Pecan halves, if desired
  1. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening, buttermilk and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until blended, or mix with spoon. Gradually stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in cherries, dates and chopped pecans. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease cookie sheet. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Place a pecan half on each cookie.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Makes About 8 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar plus enough milk to make 1/2 cup to use for the buttermilk.
Do-Ahead
Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking. If it's too firm, let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 85
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.