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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Raisin Danish Butter Cookies

Raisin Cookies 2

Raisin Cookies 3

I had mentioned in my earlier Danish Butter Cookies post that I was just one cookie short to complete the full array in the nostalgic blue tin. Here it is , my last instalment of the Danish Butter Cookie collection. Made during that short interval just after I got back from Korea last weekend and before I scuttle off again on Sunday, I did my best to snap a couple of photos before packing these up to bring for my colleagues in Taiwan.

This version, unfortunately did not taste quite like my favourite coconut raisin cookie in the blue tin. Possibly because the coconut component was insufficient in the recipe. If I were to tweak this further, I would probably try to increase the amount of dessicated coconut and find ways to incoporate some coconut cream or oil into the recipe. Nevertheless, if you had enjoyed the earlier sable cookies recipe, this will still have the buttery flavour and the light crisp texture that we had loved about the recipe.

For now, let me leave you with this very short post. Will cook once I get my travel laundry done :)
Raisin Cookies 1(250)
Recipe :

95g              Unsalted Butter
1g                Fleur de Sel
1/8 tsp         Vanilla extract
40g              Powdered sugar
15g              Egg white
100g            Plain flour
15g              Dessicated Coconut
20g              Raisins chopped.

Method :
1. Preheat oven to 180C
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk unsalted butter with Fleur de Sel until creamy.
3. Add in egg white.
4. Add in flour and dessicated coconut, raisins and mix until well combined.
5. Roll the dough in between 2 sheets of plastic to 0.3cm thick.
Chill the sheet in the fridge for 30mins or more. Cut the dough into desired shapes using a cookie cutter.
6. Bake at 180C for 10-12 mins or until golden brown.
8. Cool down and store in air tight container.


shaz@feedingmykidsbetter said...

Looks perfect with a nice mug of strong black tea. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is an inspiration.

Jean said...

u've got urself a complete set there now haha. looks delicious :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Once I tried replicating the same cookie, and I was glad that it was almost there. Just not as firm as those in the tin.
Yours look great and I'd love to have them now with some tea. I've been itching to bake cookies, but just haven't got my butt moving to make some. Looking at yours make me want to bake some cookies tomorrow.

The Sweetylicious said...

this look so great! (: (: cant wait to get my hands on this yummy ones that you've never stop tempting me! :D

Alice said...

I'm pretty sure you are aiming to create all the sweets from my childhood. Where can I order a blue tin a la Shirley? :)

Angie's Recipes said...

I bet, no, I am very sure, that those cookies are melt-in-mouth delicious!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking soft cookies

Pick Yin said...

Travel laundry, I can relate. Thank God I'm staying put till mid next month. I STILL haven't gotten around to baking your plain ones despite already getting the pretzel cookie cutter.

I see that you've sub 15g of the flour with coconut, maybe too little. How does that affect the texture of the cookie? Another trick may be to lightly toasted the coconut first?

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@pickyin- yeah, laundry and house cleaning to clean the place after being away for 2 weeks! I believe that I added too little coconut. Good idea to toast it first! Thanks!

Ribbon Clown said...


I hv bookmarked all your recent cookies recipes and this coming raya festives will be celebrated in Pierre Hemme-style hi hi

Maria said...

You have gone cookie mad! :-D But hey, I can't blame you, these look so irresistible!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this look like store bought quality, must be very good over a cup of tea or coffee.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I loved these cookies! My favourites were the ones with sugar on top but really they were all my favourite :)

Zurin said...

looks exactly like the ones in teh blue tin. i am going to try one of your cookies soon.

tigerfish said...

I think the only thing missing right now is the round metal tin to put in all the Danish cookies you have baked.

Raisin cookies are my favorite Danish butter cookie.

Jeannie said...

Wow! you are going through every type of cookies in that blue tin! Every single one looks beautiful and delicious!

MnYfoodtalk said...

May I know what is " Fleur de Sel"?

ICook4Fun said...

My fav cookies from the blue tin. I am looking forward to try this out soon.

Joanne said...

You know, I think for Christmas I'm going to have to recreate this entire tin! These sound so good!

Alice said...

really yummy cookies!
really love to try... i'd like to know too, what is fleur de sel?
thks :)

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Daphne said...

Love your posts about the Danish butter cookies! My fave were the raisin ones too. I can't wait to see your perfected version. Also, could it be that the raisins used were actually currants? Smaller and chewier (part of their charm) than the juicier raisins. The texture of those currant ones were also slightly coarser, if memory serves me correctly.

daydreamer said...

Hi Shirley,
The cookies look so good! I love the blue tin too :) Will try it out one of these days. Can I replace the powdered sugar with caster sugar or icing sugar? Probably will reduce quantity too to make it less sweet for my son.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@daydreamer- hello, powdered sugar is actually icing sugar. This will give a finer texture compared to castor sugar. Hope you will get to try it soon! :)

An Open Book said...

hi shirley thanks for that lovely comment on my bhatura recipe:)
well they are flaky and try it out sometime and these danish cookies look oh so yum

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Alice- almost missed out your question. Fleur de sel is a gourmet salt, the crystals of which looks like a flower. ( you will have to see it under a microscope though... ) you can replace with normal salt if you don't have it.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I have to say these were not my favorite in the box, but yours look so lovely I may try making it with dried cherries or other fruit.

shaz said...

Whoa! They look perfect. I remember those blue tins, visitors used to bring them as presents. So impressed you have been attempting to recreate all the biscuits. And I loved the look of your pate de fruits, it did look like those fruit pastilles, I used to love them too! (I still do) :)


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