Wholemeal Fruit Cake Cookies

    Wholemeal Fruit Cake Cookies

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    1hr20min


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    About this recipe: This recipe is highly versatile. You can use it to make cookies or a cake. They are low in fat, high in fibre and packed full of flavour. What else could you ask for?

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 loaf or 36 cookies

    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 250ml water
    • 150g raisins
    • 30g butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 180g wholemeal flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 75g dates, pitted and chopped
    • 120g cut mixed peel
    • 60g chopped nuts
    • 75g chopped dried mixed fruit

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one 23x13cm loaf tin.
    2. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook together the sugar, water, raisins, butter and salt. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
    3. Sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon. Stir into the cooled raisin mixture.
    4. Add the chopped dates, mixed peel, nuts and dried fruit.
    5. Pour into loaf tin and bake for 1 hour or drop spoons of the batter onto a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.

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