Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Cookie Recipe #242 - Raisin Lovers' Sugar Cookies
This is a sugar cookie jam-packed with raisins-I rolled mine in purple-tinted sugar, but untinted will work just fine.
Ingredients: 2 cups raisins, 1/2 cup butter, softened, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon milk, 2 teaspoons lemon extract, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sugar for rolling.
Instructions: In a small saucepan, cover raisins with water; bring to a boil. Drain; let raisins cool.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter; add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and lemon extract until combined. Add in flour and mix well. Stir in raisins. Cover and refrigerate dough for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
Prheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into 1 1/4-inch balls and toss in small bowl of sugar until coated. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.