Monday, December 9, 2013

Rum And Raisin Cookies

"Fill The Tins", is the theme for this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), where we are currently cooking from Donna Hay's recipes. Cookies and treats, are just perfect for the coming festive Christmas. There are quite a number of cookies that I wanted to try from Donna Hay's recipes, and decided to try this Rum And Raisin Cookies. 


Ingredients used are raisins, rum, chocolate chunk (I used choc chips), oats, cocoa powder, butter, flour and brown sugar. I like it that these cookies are not too sweet. Recipe states that it will yield about 15 cookies, but I've got doubled that amount, to be exact, 33 cookies, and the sizes are in the range of 2-1/2" to 3" cookies.

While these are baking, it smells wonderful with the aroma from the rum.


These cookies are chewy with cake-like texture. In general, my family prefers crispy cookies, but these were all gone in three days. My son like eating these cookies with a glass of hot milk, to dunk in!


Rum and Raisin Cookies are perfect for coming the festive season. 


Rum and Raisin Cookies
(source from : donnahay.com)
1/4 cup (60 ml) dark rum
2 cups (300gm raisins)
125gm butter, softened and chopped
1 cup (175gm) brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup (25gm) cocoa powder
2-1/2 cups (375gm) plain (all-purpose) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/4 cup (60ml) milk
1/2 cup (90gm) rolled oats
1/2 cup (50gm) dark chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 180C (390F). Place the rum and raisins in a small saucepan over low heat and simmer until the raisins have absorbed the rum. Process butter, sugar, vanilla, cocoa, flour, baking powder, egg and milk in a food processor until a soft dough forms. Place in a bowl and stir through the oats, chocolate and raisins. Using your hands, mould 2 tablespoons of cookie mixture into a flat round. Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, leaving room to spread. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the base is dark and crisp. Allow to cool on tray. Makes 15

* To check if the cookies are done, look at the bottom, not the top. If you wait until the top looks right you risk overcooking them. To check, lift a cookie with a spatula so you can see underneath. The bottom should be deep golden. Cool on trays as the cookies will continue to cook after you've removed them from the oven.

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29 comments:

  1. Rum and raisin both my favourite. I know I'll love this cookies. Thanks for sharing Joyce :)

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  2. Tienen que estar de vicio, qué ricas!! Un abrazo, Clara.

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  3. Hi Joyce , love rum raisin ice cream , I know I will love these , thanks for sharing :).

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  4. look delicious, love your cookies Joyce!

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  5. These are thick cookies. But I guess with all the ingredients in them they'd have to be!

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  6. Hi Joyce, these cookies look amazing! Rum, raisin and cocoa together in one cooking, sure very delicious!! Thank you for joining me in Aspiring Bakers!

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  7. I hope your cookies will fill my empty tupperware at home too!

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  8. Hi Joyce, looking at your cookies in Dec always remind me of Christmas. I bought 2 x'mas issue of Donna Hay Magazine in the past & I always adore how pretty-looking those recipes are. This year she has some snowy gingerbread houses on her front cover, so pretty.

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  9. ooh... exploding flavours!!! R&R!!!! will definitely make these!

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  10. Hi Joyce, nice cookies but if it is chewy, I can't bake them for CNY. Most people expect cookies to be crispy, if chewy they may think they aren't fresh.... A friend told me, my cookies turned moldy and she wanted to throw them away. She didn't know the whitish thing is icing sugar, hehehe!

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  11. Love chewy biscuits! So generous with the rum too... surely I will go woo-hoo after eating it! :) Thanks for linking to my Christmas event.

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  12. I personally prefer crispy cookies too, but with your recommendation that it's finished in 3 days, I'm bookmarking it for a CNY cookie bake!

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  13. Love rum and raisin and chewy cookies are right up my alley.

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  14. This looks good! Perfect for the festive celebration!
    Plan to make these.Thanks for sharing .

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  15. Looks delicious…your tin didn't stay filled for long huh! Lol! will try to find time to bake some cookies too….busy days ahead:S

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  16. What a delicious combination, Joyce. I can definitely see me dunking a couple of these cookies too:) Thank you so much for sharing...

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  17. love love love these flavors together! Love it!

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  18. These look perfect for Christmas! Wish I could grab a bunch and chew on them.

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  19. Joyce, I can imagine how fragrant the rum and raisins are! They won't last very long in my house either :)

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  20. Those cookies sound delicious - rum and raisins go so well together. Good idea to make them smaller especially at this time of year when people want to taste more than 1 type of cookie!

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  21. Hi Joyce,

    Rum and raisins are always one of my fav combo. Always perfect for ice cream, biscuits and cakes... They must be very yummy in your cookies too :D

    Zoe

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  22. I like to add raisins, nuts into chocolate cookies., bread and cake. but most of time, I just ommit them as my daughters don't like nuts and raisins ;( . So good your son love them, I bet these are good!

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  23. Looking delicious... It is a special x'mas dish. Thanks for hosting your blog. http://www.luluhypermarket.com/GoodLife/food-culinary-tips.html

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  24. What a fun recipes for cookies. I don't think I've ever had a cookie with rum in it before, but I can see how the flavor of the run would work well with the raisins and the chocolate. So glad they were a hit with your family!

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  25. I love a chewy cookie--especially if it has oats in it. ;-) Liking the rum raisin pairing with the chocolate--yum!

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  26. It's funny because I was going to choose these for this theme...the book I am cooking from doesn't have any cookie recipes so I thought I would just grab one online at her site and this was the one that caught my eye. Still going to make this for the Christmas Eve cookie trays here...your pictures are wonderful.

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  27. I KNOW these would go really fast!!!

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  28. Had me at "Rum"!! I love chewy cookies, and with the flavour combination of rum, raisin and chocolate, these would be right up my alley. Perfect festive season cookies.

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