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Welsh Tea Cakes or Snickerdoodle Cookies

The original name is Welsh Tea Cakes but these cookies seem more like a Snickerdoodle to me. The cookies are made with Paradise Fruit.
Course Christmas, Cookies
Cuisine Wales
Keyword Christmas, cookies, dried fruit, Paradise Fruit Co.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 3/4 cup chopped dried mixed fruit (red and green cherries, pineapple, lemon peel) Paradise Fruit
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine dried fruit and brandy in a medium bowl; let sit at least 10 minutes to plump.
  • Place flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cloves in medium bowl; stir to combine.
  • Beat butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down side of bowl once. Beat in egg. Gradually add flour mixture. Beat at low speed until well blended, scraping down side of bowl once. Stir in fruit with brandy with spoon.
  • Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl. Roll heaping teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Press balls to 1/4-inch thickness using bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies with spatula to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Store tightly covered at room temperature or freeze up to 3 months.


*For this recipe we used a combination of candied, dried fruit from Paradise Fruit Co. Candied dried red and green cherries, pineapple and lemon peel.