Raisin Cookies Recipe: Simple, uncomplicated cookies to accompany your coffee or tea. They don't require cookie cutters and are fun to make with the kids.
Prep Time 5hours10minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 5hours20minutes
Servings 30- 36 cookies (aprox)
Author Clara Gonzalez
3/4cupof unsalted butter at room temperature
1 3/4cupsall-purpose flour
1 1/2teaspoonsvanilla extract
Mix butter, sugar, and salt. Beat butter with the electric mixer until creamy and the butters turns a lighter color (don't use the wire whisk). Add flour, mix until it turns into a smooth and uniform mix. Beat in the vanilla extract.
Mix in the raisins with a spatula.
Make the dough into a ball. Wrap with plastic film and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Remove from the fridge. Divide into halves, then into halves, etc. until you obtain 30-36 pieces.
Roll into compact balls and refrigerate again for 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 375°F [190 ºC].
Place the balls on a buttered cookie sheet. Press each a little bit with the palm of your hand.
Immediately place in the oven and bake until the cookies are flatter and golden brown (10 to 15 min).
Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight jar. Best consumed fresh.
This recipe was adapted from this Epicurious recipe. I made some changes to the preparation.The most important part of this is respecting the refrigeration time, especially in the summer, so the cookies hold their shape.