About this recipe:All of the familiar fruit cake flavours in top form - cookie form! Fruits like dates, pineapple, cherries and raisins with nuts, spices and of course brandy are baked into soft, chewy cookie clusters to be enjoyed at Christmas, or any time of the year.
450g candied pineapple
450g glacé cherries
450g dates, pitted and chopped
700g chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
145g dark brown soft sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
375g plain flour
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:20min › Ready in:40min
Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease and flour two baking trays.
Cut fruit into small pieces. In a large bowl, dredge fruit and nuts in 125g flour.
Cream together butter, dark brown soft sugar and egg yolks. Stir together remaining flour and spices and add to the creamed mixture. In a small bowl, dissolve bicarb into milk. Gradually add bicarb mixture and brandy to cookie mixture and turn into the big bowl of fruit and nuts. Combine.
Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into the cookie mixture. Drop spoonful clusters of cookie mixture onto baking trays.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Cookies should be soft.