Welsh Cookies

Welsh Cookies

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Val Paris


When my Aunt married my Uncle, a little, round, rosy cheeked Welshman, his grandmother sent this recipe as a wedding gift. I always looked forward to their visits from PA, and these cookies would always accompany them. They've been gone a long time now, but I'll always remember them and these simple, but delicious cookies.


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  • 4 c
  • 1 tsp
    grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    shortening - do not use margaring or butter
  • 1 c
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c

How to Make Welsh Cookies


  1. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees. Grease lightly.
  2. Sift flour, nutmeg, soda, salt, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl.
  3. Add shortening and mix with hands or pastry blender.
  4. Add currants and mix through flour mixture.
  5. Place on griddle and turn when light brown.
  6. Add eggs and milk and mix well.
  7. Roll a small amount of dough at a time and cut using a glass or biscuit cutter.
  8. After removing from griddle, sprinkle with sugar.

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About Welsh Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #currants

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