In the spirit of using things up and being thrifty after Christmas I’ve made some cookies with some slightly past the ‘best before’ date raisins, and a wrinkly apple from the fruit bowl.
The recipe is from The Spruce Eats with a few tweaks. A little less sugar, and using fat free Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. To me, here in the U.K., they are more like rock cakes than cookies. I think that’s because we are more used to crispy biscuits than softer cookies. They are very more-ish and tasty. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.
They were easy to make, and would be a good starter bake for children or beginner cooks. You can change out the dried fruit – cranberries would be nice – and leave out the nuts. You could add some cinnamon or mixed spice for extra flavour. You could tropical-ize the flavour with dried pineapple bits and some coconut, or add a few cherries. Anything that’s in the cupboard really. The recipe author suggests icing them, but personally I don’t think they need icing.
These are a nice basic cookie/ small cake and now they are all gone. Easy to make, easy to eat! Happy baking readers!