Monday, January 5, 2015

Poor Man's Cookies:

If you've seen a number of my recipes, then you probably realize that a large portion of them come from my grandmothers! My dad's mom and my mom's mom where both fabulous cooks, and I love that we have so many of their recipes! Not all of their recipes, of course, because as with any good cook, a lot of their best recipes were never written down, but at least we have some!
This recipe is no exception. I don't know where grandma got it from or how it got it's name, but these cookies are SO good! It's more like a cake than a cookie - they are super soft and moist and just delicious!
I hope you try them out!

1 cup raisins
1 cup water
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

1 cup powder sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 & 1/2 tsp. milk 

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; set aside.
Place raisins in a microwave safe dish. Add water. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until boiling. Add butter and stir until melted. Mix in the sugar. Add mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the egg and nuts, if desired, and stir until well combined. Pour into a greased 10x15-inch baking sheet or jelly-roll pan and spread out evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until medium golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool completely. Mix together glaze ingredients and drizzle over the cookies. Allow to rest until glaze is set.
Cut into squares and serve!

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