Slice and Bake Fruitcake Cookies Recipe


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup each red and green candied cherries, chopped


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in raisins and cherries. Shape dough into two 2-inch-thick logs; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

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Cut logs into ¼-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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