Black Raisin Cookies

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Melt-in-the-mouth vanilla-flavoured cookies dotted with black raisins are a delight to behold and a pleasure to bite into! You are sure to enjoy the juicy tidbits that interrupt the soft yet crisp mouth-feel of each bite of this cookie.

A sprinkling of almond slivers makes the Black Raisin Cookies even richer. It is really an experience that pampers the palate! These cookies are sure to be a family favourite and a perfect gift to make and give for festive occasions like Diwali and Christmas .

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Black Raisin Cookies recipe - How to make Black Raisin Cookies

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  20 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 cookies
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1/4 cup chopped black raisins (kismis)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
a pinch of salt
2 tsp milk
1 tbsp almond (badam) slivers
  1. Combine the butter and sugar in a deep bowl and cream it gently using a spatula.
  2. Add the plain flour, vanilla essence, black raisins and salt, mix well and knead into a soft dough using milk.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  4. Shape each portion of the dough into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter round flat cookie.
  5. Arrange all the cookies on a baking tray and top each cookie with a few almond slivers and press it gently.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 15 minutes. Keep aside to cool completely.
  7. Serve or store in an air-tight container.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cookie
Energy108 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates13.3 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat5.5 g
Cholesterol13.3 mg
Sodium44.8 mg

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Black Raisin Cookies
 on 20 Aug 22 08:12 PM

I''m on a salt restricted diet so I used unsalted butter and did not add the additional salt. Taste was wonderful however I think I didn''t quite make it properly because the cookies melted on the cookie sheet and did not look like your picture how long should I need the dough
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Tarla Dalal    While making cookies make sure you use every ingredient which is on room temperature. It should neither be chilled nor hot or warm. Also check your baking temperature properly while baking. Do not over mix the cookies dough. Keep these tips in mind n make your cookies, it will turn out good.
22 Aug 22 03:28 PM
Black Raisin Cookies
 on 26 Dec 18 09:00 PM

I want to ask u which butter we have to used salted or unsalted??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shrishti, It is normal salted butter.
27 Dec 18 09:13 AM
Black Raisin Cookies
 on 08 Nov 18 11:05 PM

how many days will it stay good if stored in an air right container?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Hema, It will stay good for almost 2 weeks.
09 Nov 18 09:46 AM
Black Raisin Cookies
 on 02 Sep 17 02:33 PM

Can i use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour(maida)? Do i need to add any more ingredients in case i use whole wheat flour?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, yes you can try, use the same proportion of whole wheat flour as plain flour...
04 Sep 17 09:26 AM
Black Raisin Cookies
 on 04 Aug 17 08:06 PM

I made these cookies for Diwali in 2016, and I should have tripled the recipe because every one loved them so much! I was told I should open an Indian bakery here in town. I am making another batch for tomorrow''s pooja and I''ll make five times what the recipe yields. Thank you so much for such a perfect recipe!
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Tarla Dalal    Donna, great to hear from you. All the best in your cooking journey and follow doing what you love. Which town are you from and glad everyone loved the Black Raisin Cookies.
05 Aug 17 11:20 AM
Black Raisin Cookies
 on 14 Dec 16 05:50 PM

I am going to try out this recipe this weekend. I know it will turn out to be delicious as all other Tarla Dalal''s recipes. but I have one doubt regarding the ingredients. You haven''t mentioned about adding baking powder. Is it not required for the cookies? Please suggest!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anisha, Baking powder is not required to make these cookies..
05 Aug 17 03:20 PM
Black Raisin Cookies
 on 12 Sep 16 04:22 PM

These cookies gives a very nice mouthfeel in every bite.. and it was enjoyed with all at tea time..