1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
1 bag chopped fruitcake mix (candied cherries, etc)
1/4 cup minced crystallized ginger
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon butter, melted
4 teaspoons bourbon or brandy (plus 2 tsp. bourbon for glaze)
1 Tbs. milk
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and powder, salt, ground cloves and brown sugar together. Add in the walnuts, fruitcake mix, ginger, egg, butter and 4 tsp. bourbon and stir with a spatula until everything is combined well. Spread into your prepared pan and smooth out the top while pressing down.
Bake for 38-40 minutes until the edges are golden brown. It may still look or act gooey, but it is fully cooked and will firm up while cooling. Let cool in the pan for ten minutes. Remove and place on a wire rack to continue cooling.