Chocolate Raisin Cookies
"With rum soaked raisins!"
These chocolate raisin cookies are a fantastic! And they just happen to be one of those fairly simple drop cookie recipes! The rum soaked raisins and walnuts give it that authentic Italian cookie flavor!
I have to admit I don't like chocolate chip type cookies. But this recipe takes chocolate chip type cookies from kindergarten to graduation.
Tis true, this another Italian dessert recipe that uses alcohol. We do that a lot! Again, many of our recipes can be modified. See substitutions section below if you have questions.
If you don't want to go overboard chocolatey like this Italian cookie recipe calls for - check out the
Chocolate Cookie Bars. They have a more traditional cookie bottom for the base with the rum soaked raisins as the top layer. I gotta say this cookie is excellent and I went in with a childish-I-hate-chocolate-chip-cookie-attitude. I firmly rebuked myself, and apologized to my inner bad attitude. I will love this chocolatey-type-chocolate-chip-cookie FOREVER! Those rum soaked raisins helped make a believer.
Hope you enjoy it too. And thanks for stopping by!
Chocolate Raisin Cookies
Rum Soaked Raisins are the key
YIELD: 4 Dozen
* 1 cup butter, softened
* 1 cups white sugar
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2/3 cup cocoa powder
* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 cups semisweet chocolate chips
* 1 Cup raisins soaked in rum
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
* Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
* Set raisin in flat bowl and pour rum over them to soak in while you prepare the chocolate raisin cookie batter.
I sometimes *zap* the raisins and rum for 25 seconds or so, if my raisins are crusty hard.
* In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
* Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
* Drain off all reserved liquid from the rum soaked raisins.
* Mix in the chocolate chips, raisins and walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
* Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until set. These chocolate raisin cookies will fool you at 8 minutes. I was dead set on 8 minutes to cook them and I'd be super hesitant to bake over the 8 mins. They will be chewy inside with a slightly shiny outside and can easily be over cooked if you are looking for visible doneness.
Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Can I use shortening for some of the butter?
Don't! There is no need. You can keep your cookies from looking like frisbees by setting the dough in the fridge before dropping them on the cookie sheet. It keeps the butter cooled. If you notice my cookies, that is what I did. Generally when they spread like pancakes it's from the butter being too warm prior to baking.
What can to soak the raisins in - besides rum?
An alcohol is what gives this chocolate raisin cookie it's authentic flavor! But there a few things you could use instead. Here's some options:
Will currants or golden raisins work?
Probably. Never done it. Just make they soak away! The rum is what makes these cookies sooooo good!
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Memorial Day and Warmer Weather Treats!
It's finally warming up! In my neck of the woods we had SNOW on May 2nd. Now were on to the warm weather sweet treats!
I started celebrating by having a Sangria last night. Sangria is so easy to make - and the trick to making it spectacular is - following the super easy procedure. IF you need a brush up see:
How to Make Sangria
As for Memorial Day Goodies - I bake the LESS sticky stuff if I have to travel. And something that the kids can grab with their fingers as they cruise by the dessert table and run off to their next game. Cookies and brownies work the best for this!
The past month, these are my top five most viewed cookie recipes:
#1 Anisette Cookies
#2 Italian Wedding Cookie Recipe
#3 Pizzelle Recipe
#4 Ricotta Cheese Cookies
#5 Meringue Cookie Recipe
Have a fun filled Memorial Day!
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