Lemon Raisin Cookies

    25 min

    This is a deliciously tart and sweet cookie. The raisins and lemon combine for an interesting and delightful taste combination that goes particularly well with tea.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 225g butter or margarine
    • 2 eggs
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 60ml lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
    • 80g porridge oats
    • 150g raisins

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease 2 baking trays.
    2. In large bowl, cream butter, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and lemon extract. Mix until well blended. Blend in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop dough by spoonfuls 5cmes apart on to trays.
    3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes and transfer to racks to cool.

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    Reviews in English (25)


    I added more lemon juice but this recipe was still very bland for my taste, I wouldn't recommend  -  19 Feb 2011


    I read the reviews before I made them and read about them coming out flat so I used unsalted butter and 1/2 the amount called for and they came out perfect!  -  27 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great Cookie. It's sweet and a bit tangy. I put some lemon zest insead of extract since I didn't have the extract. I think this cookie might be great with dried cranberries; might make for a very festive Xmas cookie with them.  -  14 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)