Spiced Fruit Cookies – Countdown To Christmas Cookie Recipes

Welcome to day 21 of my Countdown To Christmas Cookie Recipes. Today’s recipe is for Spiced Fruit Cookies.

Tomorrow’s recipe is for Peach, Pear & Plum Cookies.

Spiced Fruit Cookies

Spiced fruit cookies


  • 225g softened butter
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 25g dried apple, chopped
  • 25g dried pear, chopped
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • 25g prunes, chopped


  1. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon then beat in the egg yolk.
  2. Sift together the flour, mixed spice and salt into the mixture, add the apple, pear and prunes and orange rind and stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Shape the dough into a log, wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
  5. Unwrap the log and cut it into 5mm thick slices with a sharp serrated knife. Put them on the prepared baking sheets, spaced well apart.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Leave to cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 minutes, then, using a palette knife, carefully transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.


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