These are very buttery and very hearty fruit biscuits. Any dried fruit works well such as cherries, raisins, cranberries, blueberries,or chopped apricots. For a really decadent treat, use chocolate chips and nuts instead of fruit.
This is a great, healthy recipe! It is difficult to mix, though, because of how few wet ingredients there are. The dough ends up very stiff, and I was mixing with my hands to finish it. They are a big hit with the family! - 27 Oct 2000 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I tried it with dried cherries, chopped; added chocolate chips and some toasted coconut that my husband had left over from muffin baking. Salt and sugar was balanced well but I'd use a little less nutmeg because its a strong spice. The mix wasn't dry at all, I think the other reviews must not have put the right amount of butter or they didn't gradually at dry ingredients because I found it very creamy. Will definatley try again and add nuts. - 26 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I made these for Easter, and instead of using dried fruit, I used Jordan almonds from my local candy shoppe, which are almonds with pastel colored candy coatings. Also, I just made them last week with dried strawberries, white chocolate chips, and strawberry extract instead of the vanilla. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! - 27 Jul 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)