Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Nov 18, 2006 06:47 PM

Need raisin biscuit cookie recipe please

"Sunshine" (brand name) used to make a raisin biscuit/cookie, no longer so. My son absolutely loved these. I would like to surprise him and try to replicate them. A raisin paste is sandwiched between 2 very thin layers of a dry, not so sweet biscuit, with an egg wash. Any help? Thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. lanirk, do you know that the Vermont Country Store sells these cookies online? They are called Garibaldi Raisin biscuits.

    1. You can get these on an Ebay bakery store.
      They are baked fresh though.

      1. I too loved the Sunshine brand raisin biscuits...

        Maida Heatter has a recipe in one of her cookie books. I think I it at home and will try to remember to post tomorrow!

        1. Just "Google" and you will find several recipes for the Garibaldi Biscuit. Here are two examples:

          1. Garibaldis were my childhood favorite.

            Reading those recipes, it seems like a very thin shortbread, only with self-raising flour. For North Americans, self-raising flour is approximated by

            1 c. all-purpose flour
            1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt

            (picked up from a google search that lead to, but my cooking log is at home.)

            Other formulations include

            2 teaspoons of baking powder

            or 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda + 1 1⁄4 teaspoons cream of tartar

            to 1 cup of plain (all-purpose) flour.