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Apple juice cookies

This recipe could fall into a “light” category, as it does not use sugar. The raisins and apple juice give enough sweetness. However, if your apples are not so sweet you can always add a bit of sugar.

Apple juice cookies

  • 250-270 ml AP flour
  • 100 g cold butter, diced
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 medium-range egg
  • 70 ml raisins (black currant)
  • 70 ml finely chopped almonds
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 50 ml dark rum
  • 5 droplets almond essence
  • 60 ml natural apple juice
  • 3 tsp brown sugar (optional)
  • In a bowl combine the raisins and rum and set aside for 30 min
  • Toast the almonds on a dry pan
  • Sieve together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon
  • In a food processor combine the flour with butter and pulse until the mixture resembles the bread crumbs
  • Switch the food processor to a low speed and add in the egg, apple juice, (sugar), nuts, raisins and almond essence. Mix until a smooth dough is formed
  • Lay the baking tray with the parchment paper
  • Spoon small mounds onto the tray leaving 1in between them (you may use a piping bag)
  • Bake at 175C for 15-18 min until golden
  • Cool down on a wired rack, dust with the icing sugar
  • Store at an airtight container

Very delicious cookies, not heavy, still very short. I made them 2 times, for the first time I used the apple juice, for the second I took an orange one and added an orange zest. In both cases I added a bit of sugar. Cannot tell you which version I liked more, they were completely different, but equally tasty!