WV Texas Lizzies


It is the holiday season and I want to begin sharing some recipes that I have used over the years.  Eloise Adkins gave a a recipe for Texas Lizzies over 40 years ago and they are fabulous.  This recipe makes about 24 dozen cookies….so you have to share them with everyone.


1 cup butter

2 cups light brown sugar

4 eggs, beaten together

2 lb. white raisins

1 lb. candied cherries (red and green) chopped

1 lb. candied pineapples chopped

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup bourbon

2 Tablespoons sweet milk

3 1/2 cups flour

3 teaspoons soda

1 lb. whole walnuts

1 lb. pecans (not chopped)

Put all the chopped candied fruit in a large bowl and dredge with some flour.  It may take around 3/4 cup of flour.  Make sure all the fruit is coated with the flour.

In another bowl, cream butter & sugar and add eggs and beat.  Add whiskey and beat slowly.  Add  all dry ingredients with 2 T. milk.  Add the dredged candied fruit.  Add nuts and mix with both hands.  Chill over night.

Drop 1 or 2 inches apart on greased pan.  Bake 325 or 350 for 15 minutes.

These Texas Lizzies bake golden and when cool are sort of crispy.  The most delicous Christmas cookies ever.  Great to give as a gift.

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  1. I just made my Texas Lizzy Cookies again a few weeks ago and they are as delicious as ever. I was able to take four tins of cookies to my neighbors, serve them for Christmas Eve and I still have enough for New Year’s Eve. These are my trademark and I hope to leave this recipe to my kids. Wonder if they will make them?

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