2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup golden raisins, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup butter, softened
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
6 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped mixed nuts
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 1/2 tablespoons orange marmalade
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1. Toss flour and raisins together in a bowl.
2. Beat butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add marmalade and egg yolk; beat until blended. Add flour mixture, alternating with sour cream, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and nuts; chill.
3. Preheat oven to 375F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on pans 2 inches apart. Flatten with your hand or tines of a fork. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, until cookies are golden.
5. To prepare icing, cook butter over medium heat until browned. Pour butter into a small bowl and stir in marmalade. Add powdered sugar and water; beat with a spoon until smooth. Spread on cooled cookies. Makes 3 dozen.
Nutritional facts per cookie: 130 calories, 4.5g fat, 15mg cholesterol, 1g protein, 22g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 100mg sodium
— Barbara Estabrook , Rhinelander, Wis.