Sunday, 23 September 2007

Soft Raisin Cookies for AFAM

Sunmaid raisins are my favourite snack pack for lunch whilst @ work....My foodie draw in my desk will be full of these packs always....So when I've seen Grapes as ingredients for AFAM event hosted by Swapna of Swad, Raisins first came into my mind....I had no other thought other than my alltime favourite raisin cookies...I normally buy them at stores, but now I thought I'ld bake them at home...

Then for the recipe Videojug came to my rescue...The original recipe here is for Rosemary-Raisin cookies...I've used honey in my recipe...The taste was so delicious...I made 16 cookies...and my hubby packed 12 of them to share with his colleagues...He ate 2 at home and poor me..:( was left with 2 cookies (that too shaped out ones)......takes only 20min to prepare and bake...and less than 2 min to gulp...:P

All purpose flour - 500gm
Raisins - 100gm
Honey - 2 tbsp
Butter - 200gm (cubed)
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tbsp
Milk - 200ml


1. Soak the raisins in honey for 5min
2. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F
3. In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder and mix well.
4. Add the butter cubes and mix well.
5. Now add the raisins with honey and make the dough using the milk. Dough should be thick.
6. Roll out the dough into a circle of 1cm thickness and 30cm diameter.
7. Using a bottle cap or a cookie cutter, cut the large circle into small circles.
8. Grease a baking tray with little butter and place these small circles on it.
9. Bake for 5-8min. Cookies should be golden brown in color.
10. Serve with Tea

Note: The original recipe says the baking time is 15min. But my cookies were done in 6min.

So this's my entry to AFAM event hosted by Swapna of Swad


Asha said...

How delicious! Looks like soft cake cookies,yum!:))

Happy cook said...

Delicious cookies.
I woudn't mind to have few with a cup of tea :-))

Nags said...

lovely cookies.. i have to cook up something fast for AFAM too..

SMN said...

luks very tempting..

Padma said...

that looks fabulous and so easy to prepare...I want to taste them right now!

Cinnamon said...

Keerths.. Raisins Cookiesss... yummmmm.... nenu chala nerchukovale nee deggara ;)

Padma said...

In response to your comments on my latest RCI post"

Same here Keerthi, naaku koda aa perulu palakadam kashtanga vundi.. kaani emi cheyanu...RCI kada ;)

Jeena said...

Lovely recipe they look yummy, I just just dip one into my cup of tea. :)

Kajal said...

This is new creative idea .....Delicious Cookies....Thanks for sharing.:)))

Vcuisine said...

Soft cookies look like cakes Apple. Viji

Chana said...

Well written article.