Welsh Cookies

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Traditional Welsh Cookies 



1 1/2 C Crisco, lard or butter

2 C sugar

3 eggs, slightly beaten

1 C milk

5 C flour 

3 t baking powder 

1 1/2 t nutmeg

1 t salt

10 ounces currants 


Cream the shortening and sugar together

Add eggs and mix thoroughly

Sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt

Add the flour mixture to the Crisco mixture, alternating with the milk, mixing after each addition

Fold in the currants

Roll half the dough out into a round, about 1/4 ” thick

Cut into rounds with a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter

Cook in a cast iron skillet or on a griddle that’s been wiped with a little Crisco a few minutes on each side or until they start to brown slightly – the perfect thing for this is an electric griddle or electric fry pan set at about 375 degrees 

Repeat with the other half of the dough