WELSH COOKIES (AKA WELSH CAKES) • NOW COOK THIS!
Provided by: Michelle | Now Cook This!
Total time: 28 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
|1 cup all-purpose flour|
|1 teaspoon baking powder|
|1/8 teaspoon nutmeg|
|8 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold, cubed)|
|1/4 cup sugar|
|1/3 cup Zante currants|
|1 large egg|
|2 tablespoons milk|
|2 additional tablespoons sugar (for sprinkling on the cookies)|
|cooking spray (for greasing the griddle/pan)|
- Preheat an electric griddle to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
- Add the cold butter cubes to the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender, fork, or two butter knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Stir in the sugar and currants.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg and milk. Using a fork, mix until the dough comes together. It will be slightly sticky. If it is very, very sticky and too wet, add a little more flour.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface. Sprinkle some flour over the top of the dough and shape it into a disc. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to a thickness of ¼ inch.
- Using a 2½-inch round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter, cut out 14 cookies. You may have to re-roll the dough trimmings a few times.
- Lightly spray the griddle with cooking spray. Place as many cookies on the griddle as will fit without them touching each other.
- Cook on the first side until the bottom is lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
- Carefully flip over and cook until lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Remove cookies from the griddle and place on a wire cooling rack. Immediately sprinkle with some sugar while the cookies are still warm.
- If you were not able to fit all of your cookies on the griddle at once, repeat the process with the remaining cookies.
- Serve warm or cooled.
Calories 127 kcal, ServingSize 1 serving