JCC Happy St. David's Day!

Discussion in 'Community' started by KennethMorgan, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. KennethMorgan Jedi Master

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    This is my first time posting on this particular board, so I thought I'd start off with this...

    WELSH COOKIES

    ½ cup (1 stick) butter
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1 cup shortening
    6 cups flour
    2 cups sugar
    6 tsp. baking powder
    3 eggs
    ½ cup milk
    1 tsp. salt
    1 cup raisins or currants
    1 tsp. nutmeg


    Mix together butter, shortening, sugar, eggs and milk. Sift together and add dry ingredients. Add raisins and mix. (A heavy-duty mixer comes in handy for this; dough is stiff.) Roll out dough to about 1/8" and cut into circles. Bake as you would pancakes on a 400? electric griddle. Do not overbake; they don't take long to brown and overbaking makes them hard as a rock. Watch carefully and you will see them begin to puff up in about 1 ½ minutes and that means it's time to turn them. The second side will take only about 1 minute. They will be soft but as they cool on a rack they harden a little. Makes about 6 doz.

    Hope you enjoy them!
  2. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  3. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Grand Master

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    You had me until "raisins or currants."

    Seriously, nothing ruins an otherwise perfectly good cookie like raisins.

  4. hudzu Chosen One

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    these are the dave's i know i know

    these are the dave's i know
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    Just reading the recipe made me hungry for them.


    What? Only the best Oatmeal cookies have raisin them. =P~

  8. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    I am purposely going to overbake these cookies.
  9. KennethMorgan Jedi Master

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    No, this had nothing to do with Spinal Tap. Today is, in fact, a remembrance day for St. David, the patron saint of Wales. Hence the cookies.

    While you might not like the raisins, may I suggest you give them a try. My Mom has made these every year since before I was around, and I've yet to hear a bad review of them yet. And, if my Mom says don't overbake them, please don't. It's not worth the effort.

    Just thought I'd pass this along. I'll check to see if there are Irish Cookies for the 17th.