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Pecan Candied Jewels

Pecan Candied Jewels
  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 42
Bake up a batch of cookie jar cookies chock full of fruit and nuts.
Updated February 25, 2013
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

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

Steps

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
13g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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