Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cinnamon Vanilla Cookies with dried Strawberries and Raisins

I was out yesterday shopping around for a birthday gift for my husband. I found something nice, and, of course, wanted it gift wrapped. There was a long long queue at the gift wrapping counter - full of laughing, merrry, joyful people with their christmas shopping. Just seeing them and the spirit of merriment and joy made me so happy...So, in the spirit of the season, today's recipe is a Christmas Cookie a la me.

The typical smells of Christmas include cinnamon - among many other spices. And another favourite ingredient for christmas goodies are raisins. These Cookies combine cinnamon and raisins with the evergreen duo of vanilla and strawberry. 


140 gram - all purpose flour
4 tbsp - sunflower oil
2 tbsp - honey
7 tbsp - low fat milk
1/2 tsp - vanilla extract/essence
1 tsp - cinnamom powder
3 tbsp - dried sweet strawberries
2 tbsp - raisins
1/2 tsp - bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt
approx 1 tbsp powdered sugar to sprinkle on the cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degree C and line the baking tray with a baking paper.
  2. Place the oil, honey milk and vanilla extract/essence in a bowl and mix well.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, dried strawberries, raisins, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix lightly so that everything just comes together. Do not overmix.
  5. Scoop up 1 tbsp of the mixture and roll them into balls and place them on the lined baking tray keeping sufficient distance between each.
  6. Place the tray in the centre of the preheated oven and bake for approx 7- 8 minutes.
  7. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely and then sprinkle some powdered sugar over the cookies
Serves 15 cookies



  1. looks really really yummmmmmmm..........
    a must try recepie...

  2. hiee bhabhi!!! these sure look yummm!!! would definately try them for piush :) and yeh also for shlok - even he has started to love the sweeter things in life ;)

  3. Hey Neelu,
    Thanks a lot!!! Do try them.



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