Use any combination of your favorite dried fruits--figs, pineapple, strawberries, kiwi--to create a visually-enticing treat.



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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Sift together flour and salt into a medium bowl. Beat butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add sugar gradually, beating between additions; continue to beat until mixture is very pale, about 2 minutes total. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture; beat until just combined.

  • Combine apricots, cranberries, candied citron, currants, and whiskey or brandy in a bowl. Let dried fruit macerate at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours; drain.

  • Add lemon zest to the butter with the sugar. After beating in the flour, mix in drained fruit. Form dough into a 10 1/2-inch log, then a triangle with 2 1/2-inch sides. (Refrigerate dough briefly if too soft to form.) Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour; cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

  • Bake on parchment-lined baking sheets until firm and just golden on edges, about 35 minutes.

Reviews (3)

23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
The recipe was mucked up from the start and the mixture was too crumbly to form into anything. Complete waste of time and ingredients. Would never make this recipe again
Rating: 5 stars
Although the instructions are all mixed up (thanks inghamdesi for sorting this out), the actual cookie is a winner. My family really liked these last year, and I will be making them again this year. I think I used only candied citron last year, which I love, but will try adding the other dried fruit as well.
Rating: 3 stars
The cookies are OK, not great, but the recipe is incredibly poorly written. Step one -- preheat the oven and mix up the basic dough. Step two -- macerate the fruit for at least two hours. If your oven takes that long to heat, you really need to have it checked. Next, step one again, add the flour. Step 3 -- put the lemon zest into the butter mixture, then add the flour. Really? I expected better editing from Martha!