By MyRecipes Contributor, Martie Duncan
One of my favorite food memories and family holiday traditions with my mom growing up was when we'd make fruit cake cookies...
We would always make them on a Sunday afternoon once the dinner dishes were cleaned up. My mom would have me get the kitchen stool to stand on and she'd give me the top of her Tupperware cake carrier and a paring knife to cut up the candied fruit while she put together the rest of the ingredients. Once we got the batter mixed up, she'd give me two teaspoons and we'd drop the batter onto the cookie sheets to bake.
I still love those cookies... I'd pretend that the little peaks of red cherries peeking from the craggy tops were rubies and the green ones were emeralds.... that's why I call them Fruit Cake Gems. These cookies hold so many memories for me and even those people who think they don't like fruit cake love them. I still make them and always feel like my mom is still there with me.
Get the cookie recipe here.
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