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

  1. KennethMorgan

    KennethMorgan Jedi Youngling star 2

    Sep 29, 2004
    This is my first time posting on this particular board, so I thought I'd start off with this...


    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

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

    May 25, 2001
    Hi dave.
  3. Mortimer_Snerd

    Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight star 6

    Mar 14, 2004
    You had me until "raisins or currants."

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

  4. hudzu

    hudzu Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jun 1, 2003
    these are the dave's i know i know

    these are the dave's i know
  5. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Nov 6, 2003
  6. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Oct 16, 2008
    You had me at nutmeg.
  7. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

    Jul 7, 2000

    Just reading the recipe made me hungry for them.

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

  8. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 27, 2002
    I am purposely going to overbake these cookies.
  9. KennethMorgan

    KennethMorgan Jedi Youngling star 2

    Sep 29, 2004
    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.
  10. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

    Apr 27, 2005