Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Orange and raisin cookies (makes around 20)

I found this particular yummy recipe on the raisin packet that I bought from store. The dough was a bit sticky and soft compared to the normal cookie dough. So while making the cookie, I rubbed a little oil in my hands, so that the dough wont stick to my hand. It was worth a try. The cookie was wonderfully delicious with a light orange flavour and orange smell with chewy raisins in between.

150 gm (5 oz) plain flour
100g (40z) castor sugar
100 (4oz) butter, softened
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
1/4 tsp salt
½ tsp vanilla essence/orange essence
100 gm seedless raisins
1 tablespoon grated orange zest


1. Pre-heat oven to 190° C/375° F/ gas mark 5 and grease three baking sheets.
2. Place all the ingredients except orange rind and raisins,into a large bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon.
3. Stir in the raisin and orange rind.
4. Take a dessertspoonful of the mixture, place into palm and press with the fingers to shape it into rounds of around half cm thickness and place it in the baking sheet leaving 2 inches apart.
5. Bake it for 15-17 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.
6. Remove from the baking sheet and cool it on a wire rack.

N.B: While taking the orange Zest, take care not to take the white sheath that comes under the zest, because it can turn the cookie really bitter and ruin the taste. And you can always scrape of the orange zest before making juice and reserve it by freezing it for any later use.

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