nutritional information

Per Cookie:

  • 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
Vegan

Raisin and Almond Cookies

Raisin and Almond Cookies

Makes 54 cookies

The secret ingredient here is strong coffee, which gives these cookies their rich flavor.
Cookies
  • 2¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. flaxseeds
  • ¾ cup cold, strong coffee
  • ½ cup pitted prunes (3 oz.)
  • ¼ cup vegan margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp. almond extract (or rum extract)
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup almonds, chopped
Glaze
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. almond extract

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.

November/December 2008 p.46

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comments

What can I sub for the flour in this recipe

sheri - 2009-11-19 18:44:24

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

c m - 2009-11-08 16:57:13

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.

Phoenix - 2010-01-08 22:17:45