Pecan Candied Jewels

  • Prep Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 42

Ingredients

Ingredients

Cookies

1/4
cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
2
eggs
1/4
cup apple juice
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/4
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2
cups chopped pecans (8 oz)
1 1/2
cups chopped pitted dates (8 oz)
1/2
cup finely chopped candied cherries (4 oz)
1/2
cup finely chopped candied pineapple (4 oz)
2/3
cup finely chopped dried apricots (4 oz)

Glaze

2
tablespoons water
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons orange juice
1
tablespoon corn syrup

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium-high speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. On medium-low speed, beat in apple juice, flour, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Stir in nuts and fruit until incorporated (mixture will be stiff and sticky).
  • 3 On cookie sheet, drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool 10 minutes.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat all glaze ingredients to boiling; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Brush over tops of cookies.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Susan Rodgers from Round Rock, Texas created this recipe for a Celebrate the Season Holiday Cookie Contest.

"This is my version of a fruitcake cookie my grandmother made when I was a little girl. She would make them every Christmas. They were so good, that I remember sneaking into the cookie jar to get more when no one was looking. I would try to rearrange the cookies to look like none were missing, but I’m sure this did not fool anyone." Susan Rodgers

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.