Recipe: Fruitcake Slice Cookies

Fruitcake Slice Cookies are a beautiful addition to your Christmas Cookie platter.  Rather than the heavy, dark, spicy flavor one expects from a true fruit cake, these cookies are instead more of a cross between a shortbread and a butter cookie with little jewels of candied fruit embedded throughout.

Fruitcake Slice Cookies

Fruitcake Slice Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups candied fruitcake fruit
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  • In a mixer cream together butter, powdered sugar, almond extract and egg.
  • In another bowl mix flour and cream of tartar.
  • In the mixer, slowly incorporate flour mixture to creamed butter mixture slowly until dough forms.
  • Add in fruitcake fruit.
  • Divide mixture in half and roll (in wax paper) into a 2" log.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut logs into 1/2" slices and place on baking sheets. They do not spread, so they can be placed fairly closely.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until light brown.

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  1. says

    Perfect timing! I have a large container of fruitcake mix as well as several mini containers of different candied fruit peels that I need/want to use up. My traditional fruitcake eaters are no longer in my household, so finding an alternative way to use what I have in the pantry is great, thanks for sharing this recipe.

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