Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies

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Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.comWhat can I say about these cookies? They were addictive. I crunched and crunched and crunched until, oops!…the jar was empty. The rolling and cutting was the bit I hesitated about, but it was well worth every effort. I highly recommend them. I hope you’r enjoying the new week. Am daydreaming about spring…It’s always so nice to know winter is slowly coming to an end. Happy International Women’s Day to all the phenomenal women around the world!!!

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.com

  • Ingredients
  • 250g (2 cups, 9oz) flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice or pumpkin pie spice
  • 125g (1 stick + 1 tablespoon, 8 tablespoons) butter
  • 120g (½ cup + 2 tablespoons) fine sugar or caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Grated rind (zest) of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 50g (¼ cup) currants
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) sour cream or thick yoghurt (N. American sour cream is very thick)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar for dredging.

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.comPlease always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.comSift the flour, cinnamon and mixed spice into a bowl.

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.comBeat the butter, sugar, lemon zest and juice until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk until fully incorporated.

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.comGently stir in the flour and raisins.

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.comGradually stir in sour cream or yoghurt until the dough comes together. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.comRoll the dough into to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutter.

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.comTransfer onto baking sheet, brush with the egg white and sprinkle sugar evenly on top.

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.comBake 12-15 minutes until pale golden. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool.

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.comPlace in an airtight container

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies myfavouritepastime.com

Spicy Currant and Lemon Cookies

Preparation time: 45 minutes; Baking time: 15 minutes; Makes: 24-30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 250g (2 cups, 9oz) flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice or pumpkin pie spice
  • 125g (1 stick + 1 tablespoon, 8 tablespoons) butter
  • 120g (½ cup) fine sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Grated rind (zest) of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 50g (¼ cup) currants
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) sour cream or thick yoghurt (N. American sour cream is very thick)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar for dredging.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC) convection, 375ºF (190ºC) regular oven. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, lemon zest and juice until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg yolk, until fully incoporated.
  4. Gently stir in the flour and raisins.
  5. Gradually stir in sour cream or yoghurt until the dough comes together. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
  6. Roll the dough into to ¼ inch thickness and cut with cookie cutter. Transfer onto baking sheet, brush with egg white and sprinkle sugar evenly on top. Bake 12-15 minutes until pale golden.
  7. For cup measures, spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need.

Points to Note

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the cookies at 350ºF (180ºC), convection for 15 minutes.
  2. Last Updated: 22 September 2018

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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