These Chocolate Fruit Cake Cookies loaded with nuts and dried fruit is a delicious twist on a traditional fruit cake recipe. Combined with some cocoa powder, they also have that chewy texture like brownies. And the best part? You don’t need to bake it for hours!
Hello, nice people. Hello nice Monday. Are you ready for some Christmas cookies? I’ve got these Chocolate Fruit Cake Cookies, if you don’t mind.
I’ve wanted to make a traditional fruit cake (Not to be confused with a fruit pudding) for a couple of years, but the idea of baking it for two hours isn’t appealing (A Christmas pudding needs to seat in the oven much longer).
I was almost ready this year. I even imagined the setting and mood for photographs.
But then I thought: “Why not turn a cake into some cookies instead?” Similar flavour profiles – so much faster. Besides, I had only tried a store-bought cake before, and I couldn’t say if I really liked it or not (Although, I do like cakes loaded with nuts and fruit.)
However, I wanted to achieve the darker colour, so I decided to stir in some dark cacao powder, too. Result? Chewy texture, like brownies (Pretty awesome!) Flavour? Here I will be honest with you. Chocolate wasn’t the best choice. Certainly, it makes cookies richer and more delicious, but it’s too overwhelming. After all, fruit cake cookies should be about fruit and nuts, but sadly they weren’t the star of the show.
Don’t get it wrong, though. These Chocolate Fruit Cake Cookies are delicious, and they’re also look elegant. Moreover, their chewy texture is amazing. I’d just recommend omitting the chocolate part. Or even better: divide the dough into two parts, stir in the cacao powder in one of them, then bake, and compare which you’ve liked the most.
I hope you like this Chocolate Fruit Cake Cookies. I think Santa will approve it, too.
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