Photo: Jan Smith
48 cookies (serving size: 2 cookies)

Make these cookies up to a week in advance, since they freeze well. Dried fruits are available in most supermarkets and health food stores.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Place sugar and butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add corn syrup, orange juice, vanilla, and egg; beat until well combined (about 2 minutes).

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through allspice). Add flour mixture to butter mixture; stir just until combined. Add blueberries, cranberries, cherries, and coconut; stir gently.

Step 4

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on pan 1 minute. Remove cookies from pan, and cool on wire racks.

Ratings & Reviews


April 10, 2015
Gave these a bit more body by using just 1 cup regular flour, then 1/4 cup whole wheat flour & 1/4 cup oats. I also cut the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and used only 1/4 cup butter--oh, and doubled the allspice.  I also baked them 14 minutes.  They are crispy on the  outside and tender and flavorful inside.

KaraMS's Review

February 18, 2012
Good - not amazing.

Robinl929's Review

May 09, 2010
I've never met a cookie I didn't like. These were great. Soft and a little spicy. My husband, who is not a dried fruit fan, loved them. Get creative with the fruit.