Sunday, April 3, 2016

Chewy Chocolate-Raisin Cookies

found this recipe in a random magazine clipping - no idea where it's from

Makes about 2 dozen

  • 1 cup golden raisins, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 4 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 oz white chocolate, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup fine sanding or granulated sugar
Directions
  1. Bring raisins and brandy to a boil in a small saucepan.  Remove from heat, and let stand for 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, whisk together flour, cocoa 1 tsp cinnamon and baking soda and salt.  
  2. Preheat oven to 325.  beat butter and brown sugar with a mixer on medium until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add honey and beat until creamy.  Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture, and bat until combined.  Drain raisins; discard liquid. Add raisins and chocolate to dough.  Mix to combine. 
  3. Whisk together sanding sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp cinnamon.  Scoop 2 tbsp dough.  Roll in cinnamon sugar mixture and shape into a ball.  Toll in cinnamon sugar mixture again to coat completely. Repeat with remaining dough.  transfer to parchment lined baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart as you work.  Bake until just set and starting to crack, 18-20 minutes.  let cool on sheets. 

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