Rum, Orange and Raisin Cookies - A delicious flavor combo, crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside!
Rum and Raisin Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 5 - 6 Dozen
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Crisco OIL or Wesson
  • 1/2 Cup Molasses
  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour PLUS approx 1 cup extra flour
  • 1/2 tsp .salt
  • 1 tsp . Ground Cloves
  • 1 tsp . Ginger
  • 1 tsp . Cinnamon
  • 3 tsp . Baking Soda
  • Zest of 2 Clementines or 1 Orange
  • 2 Cups Raisins
  • Tablespoon Juice of 2 Clementines or 1 juice from an orange of using.
  • 1 Tablespoon Morgan's Spiced Rum you can use Rum flavouring if you don't want alcohol
Instructions
  1. Soak the raisins in boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain very well. Once drained, add the clementine / orange zest and juice to the raisins and rum if using. Combine well and leave to soak whilst you start on the cookies. (soaking the raisins overnight in the orange mix is even better!)
  2. Mix well in a large bowl the eggs and sugar.
  3. Then Add Crisco OIL (or Wesson) and Molasses
(I put the molasses in the measuring unit that I put the oil in, and makes it slip right out)
  1. Add the raisins and liquid to the egg & sugar mixture. Combine.
  2. I use my stand mixer and then, Mix these ingredients below together, and add them slowly to the bowl, while mixer is running very slow :- flour, salt, cloves. ginger, cinnamon and baking Soda.
  3. At this point, you may need to add the extra flour until the cookie dough becomes stiff enough to roll into balls. Use your judgement here. Every brand of flour is different and also how much liquid your raisins have absorbed. 6. Important: let stand for 15-20 min.
  4. Form into balls (about 1 inch rounds). Put granulated sugar in a wide short bowl, Roll in the sugar, placing them on cookie sheets (UNgreased). I only put 9 to a sheet.
  5. Bake on UNgreased cookie sheet for 10 min., @ 350 degrees. Let set only 1 min. & then Carefully (very carefully) with a large thin spatula. remove to a rack to cool.
  6. Make a lovely cup of tea and enjoy a cookie or two!