Raisin and Almond Cookies

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The secret ingredient here is strong coffee, which gives these cookies their rich flavor.

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. flaxseeds
  • 3/4  cup cold, strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes (3 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp. almond extract (or rum extract)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped

Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract

Preparation

1. To make Cookies: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl. Grind flaxseeds in blender 30 seconds, or until reduced to fine powder. Add 1/4 cup cooled coffee, and blend 2 minutes. Add prunes and remaining 1/2 cup coffee; blend 1 minute, or until combined. Add margarine and almond extract; blend 20 seconds to combine. Blend in sugar, then add to flour mixture. Fold in raisins and almonds.

2. Drop 1-Tbs. dollops of dough 1 1/2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 14 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

3. To make Glaze: Whisk together all ingredients and 1 Tbs. water in bowl until smooth. Drizzle 1/2 tsp. Glaze over each cooled cookie.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 54 cookies
  • Calories: 83
  • Carbohydrate Content: 17 g
  • Fat Content: 1 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 46 mg
  • Sugar Content: 11 g