Orange-Raisin Cookies

Orange-Raisin Cookies

Delicate little cookies that will remind you of your Grandmas house. Perfect with tea or coffee.

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1/2 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons finely ground almonds

1 2/3 cup flour

1/2 cup bourbon soaked raisins

zest of 1 orange

1 egg with 1 tsp. water , beaten for egg wash

In a bowl of a mixer cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy and light. Add the egg and egg yolk one at a time, beating well between additions. Beat in the ground almonds and zest. Add the flour and blend just until combined, then add the strained soaked raisins. Form dough into a dusk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out into 1/8 of an inch thick. Using a pastry cutter, cookie cutter or knife, cut into cookies and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Brush tops with egg wash. Bake for about 13 minutes or until golden.