(Uzumlu-Toz Sekerli Kurabiye)
125 gr unsalted butter, room temperature
4 tablespoon full (a little bit more then 1/3 cup) plain yogurt
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp baking powder
~2 1/2 cups flour
6 tbsp Sultana or Golden raisins
1 egg white, lightly whisked
4-5 tbsp sugar
Mix all the ingredients except raisins, knead. When the dough comes together, add the raisins and knead again. Make chestnut-sized balls with your hands. First dip in egg white, then sugar only on one part of the ball. Place them on parchment paper on an oven tray with the sugar sides on top.
Preheat the oven to 385 F (190 C) and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until the tops take a light pink colour.
Makes 16-17 cookies.