Slice and Bake Fruitcake Cookies

Did you get a chance to check out all of the yummy Christmas cookie recipes from Monday? Today I am back with another easy cookie that is perfect for making ahead and baking just when you need them.

slice and bake fruitcake cookies

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Having guests drop by at the last minute is always a possibility at Christmas time, and these cookies are perfect not only for serving your guests, but making the house smell all festive and delicious when they arrive.

While the word Hygge has been often translated to simply mean “cozy”, according to “The Little Book of Hygge – The Danish Way To Live Well” by Meik Wiking, Hygge is very much about experience, being with those we love and feeling safe or just experiencing the comfort of solitude with a warm beverage.

Both food and gathering with family and friends are very much part of what the Danish consider contribute to Hygge, as is savouring a freshly baked cookie with a hot cup of tea.

slice and bake fruitcake cookies

Welcoming visitors into your warm home filled with the aroma of freshly baked cookies definitely would make your home feel more cozy, don’t you think!

These slice and bake fruitcake cookies took only about 20 minutes to prepare the dough. They do require at least 4 hours chilling time, so keep that in mind.

But, it is that chilling time that makes them ideal Christmas cookie. You can keep them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze the dough until you are ready to use.

slice and bake fruitcake cookies

How handy would it be to have some chilled or frozen dough on hand to simply bring out, slice and bake?

Filled with glazed red and green cherries give these fruitcake cookies a festive look, perfect for the holidays!

These Coconut Apricot cookies are another yummy slice and bake cookie that make a great holiday treat.

Speaking of perfect for the holidays… sure to check out all the links to today’s Christmas Cookie recipes. You will find them all just below the recipe.

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Slice and Bake Fruitcake Cookies

slice and bake fruitcake cookies

Fruitcake Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 27 minutes


  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup each of chopped red and green glace cherries
  • 1/2 cup finally chopped nuts (optional)


  1. In a small bowl whisk togbether flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In the bowl of electric mixer beat butter, gradully adding both sugars. Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. On low setting, beat in flour mixture, cherries, and nuts (if using).
  5. Divide dough into thirds and roll each third into a log about 12 inches in length, wrap in parchment or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to 5 days. Or, freeze for up to one month.
  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with baking mat or parchment paper.
  7. Slice dought into 1/2 inch slices, arrange on baking sheet leaving an inch or so in between. Bake on centre rack for 7 to 10 minutes, until edges are just golden.
  8. Repeat with remaining dough.


Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze prepared cookies for up to a month.

Thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan Company for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.

Check out today’s cookie recipes:

Black Forest Stuffed Cookies by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Bourbon Molasses Cookies by Cookaholic Wife
Cake Mix Chocolate Peppermint Cookies by Love and Confections
Candied Pecan Lace Cookies by Food Above Gold
Caramel Butter Pecan Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Chewy Gingerbread Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Chocolate Pecan Thumbprint Cookies by Intelligent Domestications
Coconut Grinchy Christmas Breakfast Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Cinnamon Pecan Snickerdoodles by Blogghetti
Dark Chocolate Pecan Croissant Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
Easy Snickerdoodle Cookie by Everyday Eileen
Fruit Cake Biscotti by Creative Southern Home
Fruitcake Cookies by Red Cottage Chronicles
Gluten Free Hungarian Rugelach by Frugal & Fit
Goat Cheese & Rosemary Thumbprints with Cherry Jam by The Spiffy Cookie
No Bake Chocolate & Marshmallow Stained Glass Cookies by Hardly A Goddess
Pecan Butterscotch Shortbread Cookies by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Pecan Sandies by Books n’ Cooks
Pecan Tassies by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Peppermint Blossom Cookies by Family Around the Table
Speculaas Stars by Palatable Pastime
Triple Chocolate Mint Cookies by Sweet Beginnings


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