Sicilian Fruit Cookies
These tender fruit and nut-filled cookies are my husband’s favorite. I think they will be a hit for you too.
Makes 30-36 cookies
- 8 tablespoons vegan buttery spread, softened
- ¼ cup brown rice syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 ½ cups sprouted whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
- Pinch sea salt
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- ½ cup golden raisins
Step By Step Instructions:
Place the vegan buttery spread, syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and whip with a hand mixer until creamy and fluffy.
Mix together flours, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, almonds, pine nuts, and raisins to form a soft dough.
Form the dough into a 3-inch- thick log. It will be long. Wrap it in plastic and chill for 1 hour before proceeding.
Preheat oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Unwrap the chilled dough and using a wet knife, slice the log into ½-inch- thick slices. Lay the cookies on the baking sheets, leaving some room for them to spread room. Bake for 14-15 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven while they are still soft and transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely before storing.