Fruit and Nut Cookies

Fruit and Nut Cookies

With cashew nuts and raisins



  1. 125 grams Butter, chopped
  2. 75 grams Caster sugar
  3. 75 grams Brown sugar
  4. 1 no Egg, beaten
  5. 185 grams Plain flour
  6. 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
  7. 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  8. 1 cup Cashew nuts, chopped (lightly roasted)
  9. 1/3 cup Raisins, halved


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    Preheat oven at 160°C for 10 minutes.

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    Beat butter, sugars, egg and vanilla essence in a bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in sifted flour and baking soda mixture. Add cashew nuts and raisins, mix well.

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    Drop level tablespoons of mixture about 5 cm apart onto a baking paper lined oven tray, press down lightly. Bake for 15 minutes or until browned. Stand cookies 2 minutes before lifting onto wire rack to cool.

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    NOTES - Sift together the flour and baking soda.

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    Any kind of fruit and nut can be substituted for cashew nuts and raisins. The original recipe calls for walnuts and choc bits.

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    For measuring fruit and nut i used 250 ml measuring cup.

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    Recipe source - cafe cakes by Australian Women's Weekly.

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