Rum & Raisin Cookies

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rum & raisin cookies

You might associate rum & raisin as one of your favourite ice cream flavours, but for those days when you don't want something cold, these one-bite-sized cookies make a tasty treat for grown ups.

Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes
Makes: 35 servings

100ml dark rum
65g raisins
60g margarine
1 tbsp Truvia sweetener (or 70g caster sugar)
1 egg
110g wholemeal plain flour
1tsp vanilla extract
1tsp orange oil
1tsp baking powder

Pre-heat oven to 180༠C/160༠C fan/350༠F/4 Gas.

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Soak the raisins in rum for about an hour, and then drain (retain some of the rum).

rum & raisin cookies, creamed

Cream the margarine with the sweetener/sugar.

rum & raisin cookies

Beat vanilla extract, orange oil, and one teaspoon rum, into the egg, and then combine with the creamed margarine.
Stir in the raisins.

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Mix the flour and baking powder together, and then fold into the mixture.

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Drop teaspoon size cookies onto a baking tray.

rum & raisin cookies, cookie dough, baking

Bake in the oven for 12 minutes.

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