Fruit & Nut Refrigerator Cookies

Fruit & Nut Refrigerator Cookies

Colourful and festive; these refrigerator cookies will brighten up any occasion. Follow our simple directions and the kids will love this treat!

Fruit & Nut Refrigerator Cookies Recipe


  • 5 cups (700 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (3 ml) salt
  • 2 cups (500 gm) butter or margarine
  • 2 cups (480 gm) white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (500 gm) chopped glaceed cherries, mixed peel and dried fruit
  • 1 cup (250 gm) chopped nuts – walnuts or almonds
  • 2 tbsp (20 gm) coloured cake sprinkles (optional)

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Stir well to mix.

Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar and gradually add the eggs and then the vanilla extract.

Gradually add the flour to the butter and egg mixture and mix well.

Add the nuts, fruit and sprinkles and combine.

Chill the dough for 30 minutes to improve handling.

Shape the dough into four rolls approximately 1½” (4 cm) diameter and wrap in parchment paper.

Refrigerate the rolls overnight.

Slice into 1/4″ (0.75 cm) slices using a sharp knife.

Bake on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper in batches for approx 8-12 minutes until golden at 375°F or 190°C