Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper (if so desired).
Using a stand mixer or handheld beaters, cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy.
Add the egg until incorporated.
Add pure vanilla extract extract to combine.
In a medium bowl, sift the dry ingredients to combine.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until combined.
Fold in dried fruit with a spatula, or just throw ‘er in to mixer and mix.
Using a small ice cream scoop or your clean bare hands, dole out 2 inch balls onto parchment-paper covered baking sheets, a dozen per sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 11-14 minutes, depending on how hot your oven gets! Turn the pans once halfway through. Leave to cool on baking sheets to crisp.
Snack on them and enjoy!!