Monday, October 5, 2009

Whisky Raisin Cookies... I'm seeing a trend here...

So time for another cookie recipe, this time it'll be for Whisky Raisin cookies.

I find that soaking dried fruits in liquor seems to always turn out nicely.

The ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups flour
1/2 cup Whisky
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla

The key step to this recipe is soaking the half cup of raisins over night in Whisky (or Rum, Vodka, which ever liquor you prefer). The dried fruit will soak up the majority of the liquid and transfer the flavor to your finished cookies. The next step is to combine the ingredients in mixing bowl, saving aside vanilla, one egg, and cream for cookie wash.

Once fully combined let the mixture sit for a few minutes. Then with a lightly floured surface and rolling pin begin rolling out the dough. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the shapes you desire, then place on a cookie sheet.

Preheat the oven to 350F, and prepare the cookie wash. For this recipe the wash consists of heavy cream, an egg, and vanilla extract to taste. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

I hope you enjoyed this cookie! :)