Fruit & Nut Cookie Recipe | Christmas 2021!

Hello lovelies,

When it comes to the festive period, one cookie that always comes to mind is fruit & nut.

Now I know it’s a all-year-round kinda bake but for me, it just reminds me of Christmas!

I don’t know about you but every year we buy two selection packs of biscuits from our local supermarket which you can always guarantee will have a fruit & nut cookie in. It’s often the one biscuit which is thought over as everyone wants a bite.

So I thought why not make my own fruit & nut cookies? So as you can tell by the title of today’s bake, that’s exactly what I did.

These certainly weren’t passed upon, they went down an absolute treat with the fam so of course, I had to share the recipe with you guys!

Category: Sweet Treat

Serves: 25

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Refrigerating Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 Minutes

Decorating Time: 5 Minutes

Overall Time: 50-60 Minutes

Ingredients You Need For Cookies:

  • 250g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 200g Of Demerara Sugar
  • 150g Of Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • 500g Of Plain Flour
  • 3tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 1tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 200g Of Raisins
  • 150g Bag Of Mixed Nuts

Ingredients You Need To Decorate:

  • 400g Of Milk Chocolate

How To Make Cookies:

  • Firstly, gather together your ingredients & equipment and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Secondly, add your 250g of unsalted butter, 200g of demerara sugar and 150g of granulated sugar into a large bowl and beat together using an electric whisk.
  • Once you’ve beaten together the butter and sugar, add in the 2 large eggs and 2tsp of vanilla extract and beat again.
  • Mix in the 200g of raisins and 150g of mixed nuts.
  • Now, add in your 500g of plain flour, 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda, 3tsp of baking powder and mix together until a cookie dough is formed (TIP: If your finding your dough isn’t forming, add in a dash of milk and continue adding milk until your dough is formed).
  • Next, wrap your dough up in cling film and place into the fridge for around half hour.
  • Whilst your cooking dough is chilling in the fridge, pre heat your oven to 180C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
  • Once your half hours up, take your dough out the fridge and using your hands, take pieces of the dough and roll them into medium size balls. TIP: I personally didn’t care if the cookies were different sizes but if you want each cookie to be the same size, get your scales and weigh out each ball.
  • When you’ve rolled all your cookie dough balls, place them onto the lined baking trays, I put 6 per tray. TIP: don’t flatten your cookies as they’ll flatten as they bake.
  • Place the baking trays into the oven for around 12-14 minutes.
  • Finally, once the cookies have baked through, leave to cool on tray before moving to a wire rack to cool further.

How To Decorate Cookies:

  • When the cookies have completely cooled, it’s time to decorate.
  • In a microwaveable bowl, break your 400g of milk chocolate into pieces (this helps it melt easier) and microwave in 20 second blasts until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • Once melted, pour the chocolate into a piping bag.
  • Finally, cut the very tip of the piping bag and drizzle the chocolate over the top of the cookies.

That’s your Fruit & Nut Cookies prepared, chilled, baked, decorated and ready for you to enjoy!

Do your love the Dairy Milk fruit & nut bar? If so, I really REALLY think you’ll love these cookies!

Let me know if you make these cookies yourself and if you do, what your thoughts were on them. Are you a fruit & nut fan?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. November 18, 2021 / 2:40 pm

    These cookies look and sound amazing Elle! I love the combination of fruit and nut so may give this one a try! Thanks for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      November 21, 2021 / 10:29 am

      Fruit and nut is just an amazing combination! These are honestly delicious, they remind me of the cadburys chocolate but in cookie form! If you do give them a try, let me know your thoughts. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. November 18, 2021 / 7:42 pm

    I could eat a dozen of these delicious looking cookies. Love your use of nuts and raisins. Thanks for sharing Elle.

    • ellegracedeveson
      November 21, 2021 / 10:29 am

      Fruit and nut together is just delicious. Honestly these are one of my favourite cookies! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. November 18, 2021 / 7:44 pm

    Ooh these look amazing! Personally fruit and nut isn’t for me but I know my dad loves it so I’ll have to make these for him. Thanks for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      November 21, 2021 / 10:30 am

      Ooo yes, my dad was thrilled when I made these. He loved them so I hope your dad does too! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. November 19, 2021 / 12:09 pm

    Reading this post and recipe makes me able to imagine how these cookies taste. I’m sure it’s delicious. Thank you for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      November 21, 2021 / 10:31 am

      They are honestly delicious. They remind me of cadburys fruit and nut chocolate just in cookie form. Super yummy! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. November 19, 2021 / 5:55 pm

    These look delicious, especially with the drizzle of chocolate! I am allergic to a lot of nuts, but I do like a good peanut cookie so maybe I’ll try them out :) x

    • ellegracedeveson
      November 21, 2021 / 10:33 am

      The drizzle of chocolate really does add that extra bit of yumminess! You can swap any of the nuts out for what you can eat, or take them out all together and just have the raisins, that will taste just as yummy! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. November 19, 2021 / 7:27 pm

    These look so good! My parents love nuts of all kinds and this is the kind of cookie they’d love. Thanks for sharing Elle! I know what I’ll be baking today!

    • ellegracedeveson
      November 21, 2021 / 10:34 am

      My parents are obsessed with these cookies! They are so yummy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. November 20, 2021 / 9:49 am

    These cookies look so yummy! I’m not a big fan of nuts, but I can get behind cookies with raisins & a chocolate drizzle on top!

    • ellegracedeveson
      November 21, 2021 / 10:35 am

      Honestly, you can just take the nuts out and this will be just as yummy! I love the chocolate & raisin combo, never fails to put a smile on my face. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      November 21, 2021 / 10:35 am

      Ooo you’ll have to let me know what you think if you do make these! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. November 21, 2021 / 7:10 am

    These look delicious. I definitely need to make a batch or two of these.

    • ellegracedeveson
      November 21, 2021 / 10:36 am

      Omg they are honestly so delicious! Perfect for this time of year. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. P-and-P
    November 21, 2021 / 9:16 pm

    These cookies look great and delicious. :)

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 6, 2021 / 12:06 pm

      They really are delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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