English Cookies Recipe - Traditional Baked Treats from England

English Cookies

English Cookies Recipe - Traditional Baked Treats from England
Region / culture: England | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 12


English Cookies
English Cookies

English Cookies are a classic dessert that are perfect for any occasion. These delicious cookies are filled with warm spices, sweet raisins, and crunchy pecans, making them a favorite among cookie lovers.


English Cookies have been a popular treat for centuries, with their origins dating back to England. These cookies were traditionally made during the holiday season, but are now enjoyed year-round by people all over the world.


How to prepare

  1. First, dissolve the cinnamon and cloves in wine.
  2. Mix together the eggs, sugar, butter, flour, baking powder, and dissolved spices.
  3. To this batter, add the chopped raisins and pecans.
  4. Mix everything well.
  5. Bake in gem rings.


  • Add chocolate chips for a decadent twist.
  • Substitute dried cranberries for raisins for a tart flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to dissolve the cinnamon and cloves in wine for the best flavor.

- Be sure to mix the batter well to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed.

- Use gem rings for a traditional shape, but feel free to use cookie cutters for different shapes.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy English Cookies with a cup of tea or coffee for a delightful snack.

Cooking Techniques

Bake the cookies in gem rings for a traditional shape.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use margarine instead of butter for a dairy-free option.

- Use walnuts instead of pecans for a different flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the batter ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Presentation Ideas

Serve English Cookies on a decorative platter for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair English Cookies with a glass of milk for a classic combination.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store English Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Reheat in the microwave for a warm treat.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of English Cookies contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of English Cookies contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of English Cookies contains approximately 12 grams of fat.


Each serving of English Cookies contains approximately 3 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

English Cookies are a good source of iron and vitamin E.


English Cookies contain nuts and eggs.


English Cookies are a delicious treat that are relatively high in carbohydrates and fats, but also contain important vitamins and minerals.


English Cookies are a delightful treat filled with warm spices, sweet raisins, and crunchy pecans. Enjoy these cookies with a cup of tea for a delicious snack any time of day.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I discovered this recipe is a cherished memory that I hold dear in my heart. It was a sunny afternoon in the English countryside, and I was visiting my dear friend Elizabeth who lived in a quaint cottage by the rolling hills. As I entered her cozy kitchen, the scent of freshly baked cookies wafted through the air, filling the room with warmth and comfort.

Elizabeth greeted me with a warm smile and a hug, leading me to the kitchen where a batch of golden-brown cookies sat cooling on the countertop. "I have a special treat for you, my dear friend," she said, her eyes sparkling with excitement. "These are my famous English cookies, a recipe that has been passed down in my family for generations."

As I took a bite of the cookie, my taste buds were greeted by a perfect balance of sweetness and buttery goodness. The texture was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg that added a warm and comforting flavor. I couldn't help but ask Elizabeth for the recipe, eager to recreate this delicious treat in my own kitchen.

With a twinkle in her eye, Elizabeth handed me a tattered old recipe card, yellowed with age and stained with years of use. The card was filled with handwritten notes and corrections, a testament to the many times Elizabeth had perfected this beloved recipe. She explained each step to me in detail, sharing tips and tricks that had been passed down from her grandmother.

I listened intently, soaking in every word as I committed the recipe to memory. From the proper way to cream the butter and sugar to the perfect amount of flour to achieve the ideal cookie consistency, I made sure to pay attention to every detail. Elizabeth smiled approvingly, knowing that I was eager to learn and carry on the tradition of making these delicious cookies.

As I left Elizabeth's cottage that day, I felt a sense of joy and excitement at the prospect of recreating her English cookies in my own kitchen. I couldn't wait to share this special recipe with my family and friends, knowing that it would bring them as much joy and comfort as it had brought me.

Back in my own kitchen, I gathered the ingredients and began the process of making the English cookies. I followed Elizabeth's instructions carefully, measuring each ingredient with precision and taking care to mix the dough just right. The scent of cinnamon and nutmeg filled the air, transporting me back to that sunny afternoon in the English countryside.

As the cookies baked in the oven, the familiar aroma of butter and sugar mingled with the spices, creating a mouth-watering scent that made my stomach rumble in anticipation. When the timer finally chimed, I eagerly pulled the cookies out of the oven, marveling at their golden-brown perfection.

I let the cookies cool on a wire rack, resisting the temptation to sneak a taste before they were ready. Finally, the moment of truth arrived as I took a bite of the warm, freshly baked cookie. The taste was just as I remembered from Elizabeth's kitchen - a perfect blend of sweetness and spice that danced on my taste buds and warmed my soul.

As I shared the cookies with my family and friends, their eyes lit up with delight as they savored each bite. The joy and warmth that filled the room as we enjoyed these delicious treats together was a testament to the power of good food and cherished recipes.

From that moment on, Elizabeth's English cookies became a staple in my household, a beloved recipe that I would pass down to future generations. Each time I baked a batch of cookies, I would think of my dear friend and the special memories we shared in her cozy kitchen in the English countryside.

And so, the tradition of making Elizabeth's English cookies lives on, bringing joy and comfort to all who are lucky enough to taste their delicious goodness. It is a recipe that holds a special place in my heart, a reminder of the power of food to bring people together and create lasting memories.


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