Australian Federation Biscuits Recipe

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups golden raisins
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water. Stir in the dates and raisins; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the date and raisin mixture. Combine the flour and cinnamon; mix into the batter until just blended. Finally stir in the walnuts. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Cookies should be at least 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.