Fruit Slice Cookies

This recipe is from one of our customers at the Milwaukee store.

Yield: approx.72

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Fruit Slice Cookies Recipe

Preparation Instructions

Cream sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Divide dough into 4 epual parts. Mix a few drops yellow food coloring and the lemon peel into one part. Mix a few drops green food coloring and the lime peel into another part. Mix a few drops each red and yellow food coloring and the orange peel into another part. Leave last part plain. Refrigerate covered at least one hour.

Shape each part colored dough into a roll 2 inches in diameter. Divide plain dough into 3 equal parts. Roll each part into a 6x4 rectangle. Wrap one around each of the colored dough. Roll each in matching colored sugar. Wrap and chill at least 4 hours.

Cut rolls into 1/8" slices and cut each slice in half, place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 400 F 6-8 minutes. Remove immediately from cookie sheets and cool.

Yield: approx.72
Helpful Hints

rehydrate the fruit peel by covering with a few drops of water before adding


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1 Comment

Su K

I found this recipe in an old BH&G Cookie Cookbook about 30 years ago and made a batch of these for a Christmas party. It was my small way of rebelling aginst all the Christmas-themed cookies. These cookies are so neat!Biting into one reminds you of a tropical vacation. A tip I'd like to add is to make some white frosting out of powdered sugar and water. Put the frosting into a pastry bag with a very small "tip"so you can then add little "sections" on each fruit "slice". They end up looking like really cool fruit sections! The cookies are pretty labor-intensive but well worth the time---I got rave reviews. These are also great to serve at a wedding reception, bridal or baby shower, etc. Really unique!