1/4 cup whole dates
1/4 cup whole dried figs
1/4 cup whole dried plums (prunes)
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup pecan halves
1/4 cup unsweetened grated coconut
2 tablespoons rum, orange liqueur, or orange juice
Sugar, for rolling cookies
Optional toppings: finely chopped almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, or walnuts; finely grated bittersweet chocolate; cocoa; unsweetened grated coconut


Place all of the fruit, pecans, and coconut in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, pulsing on and off until the mixture is uniformly minced. Pulse in liquid of choice (or divide in half and add juice or alcohol to either half). The mixture should hold together when compressed. If it is dry, add a little more liquid.


36 sugarplums

Preparation Time

45 Minutes

Total Time

45 Minutes

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