Buttery Semolina Currant Cookies Recipe

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Buttery Semolina Currant Cookies
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  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup fine semolina
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp finely shredded orange zest
  • about 2 tbsp. cornmeal


  1. In a small bowl, cover currants with very hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, combine flour, semolina, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg, scrape down inside of bowl, and mix until combined. Add flour mixture, orange zest, and currants, mixing slowly until combined. Turn dough onto a work surface and shape into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap dough, place on a floured work surface, and roll 1/3 in. thick. Evenly sprinkle 2 baking sheets with about 1 tbsp. cornmeal each. Cut dough with a 2-in. decorative cutter and place slightly apart on baking sheets, rerolling scraps as needed.
  4. Bake cookies until light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes, switching pan positions halfway through cooking. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.
  5. *Find in the baking aisle of well-stocked markets.
  6. Make ahead: Store airtight up to 5 days.
  7. Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 5446.13 Kcal (22802 kJ)
Calories from fat 2777.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 308.62g 475%
Cholesterol 674.05mg 225%
Sodium 8015.76mg 334%
Potassium 5510.1mg 117%
Total Carbs 614.58g 205%
Sugars 203.53g 814%
Dietary Fiber 39.14g 157%
Protein 74.7g 149%
Vitamin C 13.6mg 23%
Vitamin A 2.3mg 76%
Iron 24mg 133%
Calcium 983.9mg 98%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 453.33 Kcal (1898 kJ)
Calories from fat 231.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.69g 475%
Cholesterol 56.11mg 225%
Sodium 667.22mg 334%
Potassium 458.66mg 117%
Total Carbs 51.16g 205%
Sugars 16.94g 814%
Dietary Fiber 3.26g 157%
Protein 6.22g 149%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 23%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 76%
Iron 2mg 133%
Calcium 81.9mg 98%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 133.8
  • 150

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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