Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fruit Cake Mix Cookies


Happy Valentine's Day!!

I made this heart shape fruit cake mix cookies for this Valentine's day!  Also took this opportunity to wish all my readers a fun and happy Valentine's day celebration.  This cookie came about when I was shopping at my local supermarket and spotted the fruit cake mix was on clearance for 99 cent for a 16oz tub.  The 8 oz cherries an pineapple was on clearance for 49 cent.  How could I pass it out?  I used about half of the fruit cake mix to make this cookie and the other half I am planning to make a cake.

For the above cookies, I rolled it out and cut it with a cookie cutter.  The rest, I shaped into logs and placed in my freezer for future craving.



Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (or two sticks)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups fruit cake mix (cherries, pineapple, citron, orange and lemon peels)

Method:

1.  Sift flour and baking powder.  Add salt, mix well and set aside.

2.  Beat together butter and sugar until light with an electric beaters.  Add eggs, one at a time and beat well.  Add the flour mixture, beat well.  Then stir in fruit cake mix,  mix well with your hand and form a dough.

3.  Use your hands to divide the dough into 3 or 4 long logs, you can shape it either circle or square or rectangle.  It will be quite sticky.  Wrap with cling wrap and refrigerate overnight.  You can also freeze it for much later.  If you freeze your dough, you don't need to defroze it.

4.  Preheat oven to 350'F.  Thinly slice the dough log with a serrated knife into thin slices.  Place on parchment lined baking pan.  Bake on middle rack for 10-12 minutes or until pale golden.  The cookies would be soft and the mixed fruit would be chewy.  See note below for crispy texture.

5.  Remove and cool on wire rack.  Store in air-tight container.

~Yield about 110-120 cookies.

Note:  For crisper texture, bake it for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  The dried fruits would be a little on the hard side though.

11 comments:

Food For Tots said...

Beautiful heart-shaped cookies! A perfect Valentine's gift!

Juliana said...

I like the idea of using fruit cake mix in this cookie recipe...love the heart shape...perfect for the occasion.
Happy Valentine's Day :)

tigerfish said...

Wooo, such a good deal you have! But for me, I would not know what to do with it :O

Belinda @zomppa said...

Now THIS is a fruit cake that nobody would want to regift.

Retno Prihadana said...

looks so cute.

noobcook said...

hope you had a great V day, these heart-shaped cookies look so cute!

noobcook said...

hehe I think finally I can comment (notice a new captcha system too)

Anonymous said...

May I know how is the texture of these cookies? Is it crispy or soft? Viv

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks to all who commented.

Noobcook, glad that you can comment now. :)

Viv, this cookie is soft with a chewy bite from the fruit cake mix.

Nava.K said...

Perfect for a home celebration of Valentine's day and that looks really good.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

omg these are too cute! i failed trying to make anything pink and heart shaped :( i bought a pack of heart shaped pasta but didn't get a chance to make something for vday... but in the end i just stuffed myself at the buffet dinner so i should not complain...but still...i'd love to make something (rambling...)