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Fruit-spice cookies

Total Time
18 min
10 min
8 min
These quick and easy drop cookies are perfect for all your holiday gatherings. Pair them with hot cider, spiced tea or other warming, seasonal drinks. Kind of like a satisfying trail mix baked into a cookie, they make great snacks any time of the year. Pumpkin pie spice gives them that warm, comforting flavor. You could add chopped nuts to the batter, too, if nuts are a part of your diet. If you add almonds, toast them briefly, and add a scant dash of almond or vanilla extract to bring out their flavor against the cookies' bold pumpkin pie spice blend that includes cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.


Dark brown sugar

½ cup(s)

Reduced-calorie margarine

¼ cup(s)


2 Tbsp

Liquid egg substitute

¼ cup(s)

All-purpose flour

1 cup(s)

Pumpkin pie spice

2 tsp

Dried mixed fruit

1 cup(s), chopped, or dried fruit bits

Powdered sugar (confectioner's)

1 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 sheet pans with cooking spray or line them with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream together sugar, margarine and molasses; beat in egg substitute. Blend in flour, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and dried fruit.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto sheet pans, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake until they start to become firm, about 8 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans and then allow to cool completely.
  4. Stir together remaining 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and powdered sugar; sprinkle over cookies. Yields about 2 cookies per serving.