These are a very simple currant biscuit that is fried and not baked, like an oatcake. They are delicious!
My grandfather was Welsh and I can remember my grandmother making Welsh cookies when I was a small child. I was so thrilled to see this recipe on the site and decided to give it a whirl after talking to a coworker from the UK who said he had not had the cookies since he was a kid either. My 3 year-old daughter helped me make the cookies and we both had a blast! Instead of currants (I couldn't find any at my local grocery store) we used dates because I don't particularly care for raisins. They tasted wonderful and came out looking great! My coworker from the UK said that they were excellent - just like the ones his Welsh "Nam" used to make. My boss loved them so much I swear he ate half the batch. Will definitely make again! Thanks! - 29 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
i love these, they remind me of scones. I mix spices(cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg) with the flour. Also i rolol the dough into balls and squash them on the pan. great recipe! - 08 Aug 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Taste like the cookies I buy at the Celtic festivals from the Welsh Cookie Company. Delicious!!! - 13 Apr 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)