Pleasantly soft and full of fruit flavours, these dried fruit cookies are a perfect morning or afternoon breakfast! If you are looking for a cookie recipe to prepare for Christmas or simply want to enjoy few special cookies with your coffee or tea, I recommend you to try these ones.
Why you would love this recipe
These cookies are full of flavours! A delicious combination of dried cherries, figs, dates, raisins, cranberries and orange zest. All these flavours are blended together with some cherry liqueur.
But don’t worry, if you don’t want to add liquor or the cookies will be consumed by kids you can substitute it by few tablespoons of hot tea!
Is this recipe easy
These are not exactly drop cookies, but they are quite easy to make. The only challenge is to wait few hours for the fruits to soak in the liquor or tea and then for the dough to refrigerate. Indeed, these steps are important for the fantastic flavour!
To prepare the dough you just need to mix the ingredients in their correct order: butter with sugar, then eggs and orange zest, dry ingredients and fruits at the end. The dough will not be very thick but it would thicken in the fridge.
Baking them is also not complicated and you can eat them right away!
These cookies are great to eat at all times! They are perfect as a snack or as a dessert.
They would be a great edible gift, placed in jars or in nice boxes. You can bring them to your friends and relatives for Christmas but in fact they would work for any other occasion too!
I really hope you would like these cookies! If you made them, please let me know in the comments how was your experience!
Below are few more delicious cookie recipe that you may like:
- Air Fryer Cannoli
- Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
- Last Minute Honey Gingerbread Cookies
- White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies
Dried fruit Cookies
- ½ cup / 100 g butter, soft
- 2 cups/ 250 g flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅓ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup / 100 g brown sugar
- ⅓ cup/ 50 g powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 dried figs
- 5 dates
- ⅛ cup / 30 g dried cherries
- ¼ cup / 30 g raisins
- ⅓ cup / 30 g dried cranberries
- 1 tbs honey
- 3 tbs cherry liqueur, or hot tea
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- Chop all the dried fruits and place them in a bowl. Add honey and cherry liqueur and stir. Cover with a plastic wrap and let stay overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt and stir to blend.
- In a large bowl cream butter, brown sugar and powdered sugar. Add eggs and orange zest and beat until smooth. Gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing with a spatula just until absorbed. Carefully fold in the soaked dried fruits, including any remaining liquid.
- Wrap the dough in a cling film or in a sheet of baking paper and let stay in the fridge for 2-4 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 360 degrees F/ 180 degrees C. Line 2 large baking tins with parchment paper.
- Cut pieces from the dough with a knife. Roll them up a bit to shape them. Place the cookies on the baking sheet with enough space in between.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start getting brown. Remove the pan from the oven and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- The quantity of the flour is approximate. You might need a bit more than that, depending on how dry are the fruits.
- Store the cookies in airtight container. They should remain good for at least 1-2 weeks.