Thursday, 21 April 2011

Baking My Way: Chocolate Raisin Smile Cookies

I really wasn't too sure what these cookies would be like. When I read the recipe they sounded pretty weird and well they turned out sort of weird. Not as in weird they didn't rise they taste weird, it's just a very strange combination. I'm not too sure why you would want to put icing on these cookies and if icing why isn't it chocolate icing? 

I give these cookies a 1 (1 being "I'll never bake them again" and 5 being "They are now one of my favorites")



  • 1 1/2  cups sugar
  • 1  cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2  cups margarine or butter, softened
  • 2  teaspoons vanilla
  • 3  eggs
  • 3  cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
  • 1  cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 2  cups raisins
  • 1  cup powdered sugar
  • 1  drop red food color
  • 2  drops yellow food color
  • 2  to 4 teaspoons milk


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in raisins. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  2. Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 14 minutes or until slightly set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  3. In medium bowl, combine all frosting ingredients, adding enough milk for desired decorating consistency. Using decorating bag, decorating bottle, plastic bag or small spoon, make smiling faces on cookies.

Variation: Use 1/4 cup of cookie dough per cookie to make giant smile cookies (above)


1 comment:

  1. some interesting cookies there, would love a taste :)


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