Italian Walnut-Raisin Cookies

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READY IN: 2hrs 13mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place the raisins in a medium bowl and pour enough boiling water to cover; let stand 1 minute, then drain well.
  • In a medium bowl sift together flour and baking powder.
  • In a large bowl beat butter with sugar until very creamy (about 7-8 minutes, there should be no sugar granules remaining in the butter).
  • Beat in vanilla and eggs until well combined (about 1 minute).
  • Add in flour/baking powder mixture; mix until combined.
  • Stir in raisins (the dough will be very soft!).
  • Chill the dough for about 1-1/2 hours to firm slightly.
  • Set oven to 300°.
  • Line one or more cookie sheets with foil, then butter the foil.
  • Coarsley grind the walnuts in a processor.
  • Mound the ground walnuts on a work surface.
  • Working in batches, drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto walnuts (the dough will be sticky).
  • Using your hands, roll the dough in the ground walnuts coating completely, then forming into balls.
  • Transfer to baking sheet/s spacing 2 inches apart.
  • Bake until cookies spread, and are golden brown (about 18-20 minutes).
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