Spice Cookies Recipe

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  1. Soak the currants in the brandy for 10 minutes. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt, and dark chocolate. Mix well with a whisk.
  2. Put the butter, sugar, vanilla, and lemon and orange zest in a stand mixer fitted with the beater attachment and beat to combine but not aerate much, about 1 minute. With the mixer running, slowly add the egg and mix for about 1 minute. Add the dry ingredients, followed by the currants and brandy. Mix until everything comes together.
  3. Gently knead the dough in the bowl with your hands until it comes together and is uniform. Divide the dough into 1 3/4-oz / 50g chunks and shape each chunk into a perfectly round ball. Place the balls on 1 or 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing them about 3/4 inch / 2 cm apart, and let rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F / 190°C. Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes, until the top firms up but the center is still slightly soft. Remove from the oven. Once the cookies are out of the oven, allow to cool for only 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack. While the cookies are still warm, whisk together the glaze ingredients until a thin and smooth icing forms. Pour 1 tablespoon of the glaze over each biscuit, leaving it to drip and coat the biscuit with a very thin, almost transparent film. Finish each with 3 pieces of candied peel placed at the center. Leave to set and serve, or store in an airtight container for a day or two.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 217.4 Kcal (910 kJ)
Calories from fat 76.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.51g 13%
Cholesterol 16.08mg 5%
Sodium 61.9mg 3%
Potassium 89.03mg 2%
Total Carbs 34.78g 12%
Sugars 32.45g 130%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Protein 0.61g 1%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 16.9mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 375.29 Kcal (1571 kJ)
Calories from fat 132.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.7g 13%
Cholesterol 27.76mg 5%
Sodium 106.86mg 3%
Potassium 153.68mg 2%
Total Carbs 60.03g 12%
Sugars 56.02g 130%
Dietary Fiber 1.56g 4%
Protein 1.05g 1%
Vitamin C 5.8mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 4%
Calcium 29.2mg 2%

* 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

  • 4.9
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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