Golden Grapefruit Good Bites


  • 1 Florida ruby red grapefruit
  • 225 g golden raisins
  • 500 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 200 g butter-flavoured vegetable fat
  • 400 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavour
  • 1 tablespoon grapefruit zest
  • 125 g chopped pecans


Golden Grapefruit Good Bites

Prepare 1 tablespoon zest from the grapefruit.Cut grapefruit in half, remove pulp and squeeze juices into a measuring cup.Add a little water if necessary to make 250 ml.

In a medium saucepan, combine grapefruit and golden raisins; boil for 3 minutes.Cool.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.In a large mixing bowl, cream vegetable fat and sugar; add eggs one at a time, beating well.Add rum flavour, grapefruit zest, pecans, and cooled grapefruit and raisin mixture.Add the sifted dry ingredients in two additions.Form tablespoons of dough into balls and press into baking trays or drop tablespoons of dough onto baking trays.Bake at 190 degrees Celsius for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes 6-1/2 dozen cookies