Recipe: Welsh Cookie




Traditional Welsh Cake Cookies

3 ½  C Flour
½ tsp. Baking Powder
¼ tsp. Salt
Dash of Nutmeg & Allspice
1 C Sugar

½ pound of Fat (Lard & Butter are best)*
1 Egg
3-4 TBSP Milk
½ C Currants**

Measure flour, baking powder, salt and spcies into a bowl.  Cut in the fat with pastry tool.  Add 1 large egg, slightly beaten and ½ C Currants.  Add milk, 1 Tablespoon at a time, blend together to form soft dough that is not sticky.

Roll the dough to ¼ inch thick on a lightly floured board.  Cut into rounds with a floured fluted cutter about 2 inches in diameter.

Cook on a lightly greased electric griddle on medium heat (275 degrees) until they are golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.  Roll in cinnamon sugar. 

Makes approximately 24 – 2 inch cookies.  They keep very well in a tin.

*We used half Shortening and half Butter

**We like Golden Raisins, so that’s what we use instead of Currants.


Enjoy! These are one of my favorite cookies! I hope you like them too! 

6 comments:

  1. A lovely setting with gorgeous teapot and teacup, along with yummy cookies! I love it! Have a wonderful second advent week.
    FABBY

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  2. I enjoyed these cookies at the Welsh Christmas Tea a few weeks ago. Thanks for the recipe! I love your A Cup of Christmas Tea set, too!

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  3. My Grandpa came from Wales and used to make these every Christmas. These look so delicious!

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  4. My Grandpa moved to the USA from Wales in the 1920's. He used to make these every Christmas. Just smelling them cooking reminds me of him. These look delicious!

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  5. I had not heard of Welsh Cake Cookies, so thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  6. I sold the Cup of Christmas Tea items for years and now think I regret not keeping anything for myself. This looks lovely and what a fun recipe!!!

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