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Raisin and Almond Cookies

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

Ingredients: 

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Cookies

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2¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
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¾ tsp. baking powder
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¾ tsp. baking soda
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¼ tsp. salt
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1 Tbs. flaxseeds
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¾ cup cold, strong coffee
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½ cup pitted prunes (3 oz.)
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¼ cup vegan margarine, melted and cooled
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1 tsp. almond extract (or rum extract)
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1⅓ cups sugar
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¾ cup golden raisins
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½ cup almonds, chopped

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Glaze

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2 cups confectioners' sugar
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2 Tbs. lemon juice
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½ tsp. almond extract

Instructions: 

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 ¼ cup cooled coffee, and blend 2 minutes. Add prunes and remaining ½ 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 1½ 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 ½ tsp. Glaze over each cooled cookie.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
83
Protein: 
1 g
Total Fat: 
1.5 g
Saturated Fat: 
0.5 g
Carbohydrates: 
17 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
46 mg
Fiber: 
1 g
Sugar: 
11 g
Yield: 
Makes 54 cookies

Comments on this Recipe

If you are trying to avoid the wheat in the flour, have you tried using oat flour in this recipe? I also wonder how rice flour would do.

cookies were delicious! i used dried cranberries rather than raisins and used brown sugar for 1/4c of the sugar... they turned out great!!!

What can I sub for the flour in this recipe