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Raisin and Almond Cookies

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

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
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 1 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 46 mg
  • Sugar Content 11 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g