Monday, December 17, 2012

Seven days of holiday baking: Day 1 - Whisky-molasses cookies with raisins

7 days until Christmas!! I'm counting down the final week with a recipe a day from my holiday baking. First up: whisky-molasses cookies with raisins. This and the six others are my own personal recipes.

To make, prepare 1/4 cup brown butter on stovetop, then cool to room temperature. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream brown butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Add 1 egg, 1/2 cup molasses, 3 oz whisky and 1 tsp vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp ground cloves. Gradually add flour to batter, mixing until just combined. Stir in 1 cup raisins. Chill dough for an hour as batter will be sticky. Then spoon out onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Check back tomorrow for toasted coconut and lime cookies with macademia nuts.


  1. Was it really a week until Christmas yesterday? Yikes, I didn't even realise! I don't have an oven this year, so there's been no baking here, but it seems like it might be time to start sourcing some holiday cookies for the big day. These ones look absolutely lovely - I'm saving the recipe for next year!

  2. Oh these look divine....looking forward to sampling these ;)

    and I dont even want to think the Christmas is a week away...that means the new year will be here before we know it and a dreary bleak february!

  3. I was just thinking to myself that I need to start my holiday baking! Love the look (and sounds) of these, anything sweet with alcohol is a win in my books!


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