Old-fashioned Fruitcake Cookies

Old-fashioned Fruitcake Cookies
Photo by Hans Gissinger

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped Simple Candied Orange Peel
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (packed) powdered sugar
  • 10 dozen paper or foil bonbon-size (1-inch-diameter) baking cups
  • 4 teaspoons (or more) dry Sherry (preferably imported)
  • 1 cup dates
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • + 15 more ingredients
    • 1 cup sugar
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup golden raisins
    • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 6 tablespoons bourbon, divided
    • 6 tablespoons dry Sherry (preferably imported)
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • Simple Candied Orange Peel
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup dried currants
    • 1 cup brown raisins
    • 4 teaspoons (or more) bourbon
    • 1 cup dried cherries
    • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

Toss first 6 ingredients in large bowl. Mix in 4 tablespoons each bourbon and Sherry. Cover; soak 2 to 24 hours. Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 325°F. Arrange about 36 baking cups on each of 3 rimmed baking sheets. Stir walnuts, then 1 cup flour into fruit mixture, coating evenly. Wh...

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