Monday, March 19, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Today is a public holiday here in Ireland and instead of going to work I spent the morning cleaning the house up, so that it is not an absolute mess when my friend from home shows up to stay with me. When the place was nice and clean and I was tired of working, I thought that maybe the nice clean house would benefit from the smell of fresh baking. So I made cookies. I made them really quickly because I had to meet a friend for coffee and I thought she could do with some fresh cookies. They are so fast to whip up when you know what you are doing, so below are not only instructions for baking cookies, but also specific instructions for having fresh cookies ready within 15 minutes from starting. You need an electric egg beater for this to happen. Even without one it would only take 20 minutes though. Here is a photo of some cookies to set your salivary glands salivating:


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


125 grams butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg
1 cup plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup sultanas
1/2 cup chocolate chips (as always)

Heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and prepare a baking tray by laying a piece of greaseproof baking paper on it. Then soften the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds and place it in a large bowl with the sugar and cinnamon. Beat it well, with an electric egg beater, until it is no longer crumbly but one great mass of butter and sugar, that is sort of creamy in texture, then add the egg and cinnamon and beat it again. All of that should only take you a few minutes.

Add the flour and baking powder to the mixture and mix it well, with the electric beater again. Then add the oats, sultanas and chocolate chips. Mix it with your hands until everything is well combined.


Roll large handfuls of mixture and flatten them onto the baking tray (did I mention that we are making giant cookies today?). Bake for 10 minutes, so that they are still all soft and chewy. Let them cool for a few minutes before moving them from the tray or they will crumble.


I only made one trayfull immediately, and put the rest of the dough in the fridge to bake later. One tray was about 9 large cookes, so all together I reckon this recipe would make about 18 or 20 large cookies. Enjoy them immediately, or later, or all day. Keep on eating them till they're all gone. They have oats and raisins so you can almost consider them to be healthy.

4 comments:

  1. yum!!!!
    can't wait to try out your recipe :0)

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  2. These look delicious! New GFC follower from the Things that make you say Mmm...hop. I co-host the Creative Corner Hop every Monday. Feel free to stop by and link up. It will be open all week.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  3. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Corner Hop.

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    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  4. Always terrific! and makes the house smell so good for company! Thanks for sharing

    Dave at eRecipeCards.com

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