Welsh Cookies
The best way I can describe a welsh cookie is that they are like a two bite scone. Usually they are made with currants but I like to make mine with chopped fine raisins, apricots, cherries, blueberries, cranberries or even dried pineapple. One bite and you will be hooked. They are not too sweet yet very satisfying with a nice cup of tea or coffee. If you have ever had a commercially made one and it was dry and tasteless... forget about it! These are exactly the opposite and you'll be back for more once you've tried them... The cakes are also known as bakestones within Wales because they are traditionally cooked on a bakestone, a cast iron griddle about 1.5 cm or more thic which is placed on the fire or stove; on rare occasions, people may refer to them as griddle scones. Welsh cakes are made from flour, sultanas, raisins, and/or currants, and may also include such spices as cinnamon and nutmeg. They are roughly circular, a couple of inches (4–6 cm) in diameter and about half an inch (1–1.5 cm) thick. Welsh cakes are served hot or cold dusted with caster sugar. Unlike scones, they are not usually eaten with an accompaniment, though they are sometimes split and spread with jam, and they are sometimes buttered. They are often eaten accompanied by a pot of tea. I make these in my little cafe when you order them. You must specify which fruit you would like your cookies to contain. If you do not specify, you will receive chopped raisin as they are the most requested. They are not sitting around waiting for a sale. So you will get them shipped only hours after I bake them. I ship two day priority to anywhere. Your order will contain 2 lbs of cookies. Please, only 1 kind in an order. The first time I made these I wanted to bring some home to share with my elderly mom as I knew she would love them.. unfortunately they did not make it to her as I could not stop tasting... next time I excercised self control and was able to share.