Raisin Cookies Recipe

So I’ve been experimenting a lot lately with low sugar organic cookies for the gluten free people in the house, more specifically our low/no sugar kid who can’t handle sugar. It got me to thinking about a raisin cookie for people who need corn free.

This rendition of the cookie is not sugar free, rather, adaptable for people who need corn free in conjunction with other allergens. If you are corn free, focus on the sourcing of your ingredients. Spicely Organics as well as Penzy Spices both have good reputations. For vanilla sugar, I make it at home, and it’s really easy: place a vanilla bean in a small bag of sugar and leave it to “soak” for several weeks before using. I opt to cut open the pod, scrape the beans in and really shake things up to ensure an even spreading of the vanilla flavor. Alternatively, you can use a safe vanilla extract.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Legume Free, Sesame Free, Nightshade Free, Corn Free, Low Histamine, Vegan

1 Cup Organic Spectrum shortening
1 cup Organic White Sugar
1 cup Organic Light Brown Sugar
2 tsp Organic Vanilla Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Organic Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Organic Nutmeg (optional)

2 tsp Dry Egg Mix/Substitute (or 1 egg)
6 TBSP Water
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
3 cups All purpose flour
1/2 cup Organic raisins (optional)

Related post: Carrot Cake Cookies

Start by creaming together the first set of ingredients (shortening to nutmeg) in a stand mixer using the paddle attachment. I like to scrape down the contents of the bowl and cream a second time. Next, add in the other ingredients, except the flour. Finally, add the flour, about 1/2 cup at a time. Be sure to pulse the mix before mixing at a higher speed to avoid making a mess.

Bake these in the oven at 325 for 10 minutes, on a tray lined with parchment paper. I find with the shortening, if you go too much longer, the cookies get harder, faster, and then they crumble in your mouth, and not in a good way.

My Thoughts:
These are really good. I’m not a huge fan of raisins, but they were still good. If you like raisins, I do hope that you find these enjoyable.

Apologies for the lack of a photo. I’ll have to make more and update this post 🙂

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