Olive oil, raisin and lemon cookies

Olive oil, raisin and lemon cookies

Galletas de aceite

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Spanish Made Simple
Serves
4

I created this recipe one day when I was searching for a good cookie that differed from traditional American flavours. It had to be healthier and encapsulate the taste of Spain. If you travel around Spain, pretty much wherever you are, on either side of the road you will see vineyards, olive groves and citrus trees. It didn’t take me long to work out what my cookie had to taste like.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
125g caster sugar
100g brown sugar
150ml extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
100g raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 lemon, grated zest
250g selfraising flour

Method

  1. In a big bowl, vigorously whisk both the sugars with the olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and the egg and whisk for another 2 minutes. Add the raisins, salt and lemon zest. Sift over the flour and fold with a spatula for no longer than 2 minutes. The mixture will lose its fluffiness and get firmer the longer you fold it, so don’t overdo it. Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Roll the chilled dough into balls the size of ping pong balls and place on the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 10cm between each one to allow for spreading. Bake for about 7 minutes if you like them soft and doughy, or 9 minutes if you prefer them crispier.
Tags:
Spanish
simple
weekday
tapas
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