Alaska’s Fruit Cookie

This week’s #CookieKindness box got stuffed with Fruit Cookies and went to a fella named Joshua S. who was nominated by his sister-in-law, Tara. Her and I actually went to band camp together. Yes, we had four summers of “this one time, at band camp.”

Tara played the flute and I played the Trumpet. Anyone else out there a former bandmate, what instrument did you play?

Scroll to check out Episode 2 of First Taste After Bake and watch me take my first bite of Alaska’s Fruit Cookie.

Alaska’s nickname is The Last Frontier and its official state sport is dog mushing. There’s this really great series on Netflix called Losers, one episode is about the famous Iditarod race and details one racers hunt for victory. I really enjoyed it.

I’ll be honest this one made me iffy, too. The recipe calls for a BUNCH of candied fruit and nuts, which made me wonder if candied/dried fruit was a trend back in the day. Ask your grandparents and let me know.

The truth is I left out candied cherries. After chopping dates, adding the candied pineapple, pecans, walnuts, cinnamon, and the rest of the ingredient lot…I couldn’t do it.

The Cookie 

The Recipe

The Conclusion

Check out Episode 2 of First Taste After Bake to see my initial reaction after taking my first bite into Alaska’s Fruit Cookie. Will all the flavors be overwhelming or will I regret not adding the cherries? Watch to find out.

Be sure to stop by and say hi via Instagram! You can find me @sjrandol and if you end up baking these cookies, I’d love to see them. Tag me or use the hashtag #CookieKindness.

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ps: the recipe was originally printed in Capitol Cookies cookbook. See you next week for Arizona! If you want FIRST dibs on state nominations, consider joining my Good Vibe Tribe (email list) by clicking here.

Published by Shannon Randol

Sharing life and what's helped me grow through what I've gone through.

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