Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are hard to beat. Their edges are crisp, their flavor is sweet, and their texture is wonderfully soft and chewy. They are great for breakfast, or as a snack, or crumbled in a trifle, layered with yogurt and fresh fruit. While plump and juicy raisins seem to be the favorite in these cookies, you could use dried cherries during the holiday season, or you can add some chopped nuts or even milk or dark chocolate chips
226 grams unsalted butter/margarine, room temperature
1 cup (210 grams) light or dark brown sugar
1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour/Self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda(Skip this when using self raising flour)
1 teaspoon salt(skip this when using salted butter/margarine
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups (260 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup (140 grams) dark raisins
- Preheat your oven to 180C/350F Gas 4 and prepare two trays by lining with parchment/greeseproof paper.
- Beat the sugar and butter/margarine together till its nice,smooth and creamy.
- Add the eggs one at a time beating after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cinamon powder. Add to the creamed mix and beat till fully incorporated.
- Add the oatmeal and raisins and mix.
- Use an icecream scoop or a large spoon to spoon the batter onto the prepared trays and space them to give room to spread. Flatten the cookies slightly to have them at 1.25cm thick.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 14-18miutes. They are ready when the edges are golden brown and the centre is softw hen pressed. The longer you leave them in the oven the cruchier/harder they get, so be cautious you dont overcook them.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly on the tray before transfering them to a wire rack.
- Serve with milk or your favourite hot beverage.
The cookies keep for several days at room temperature
The recipe will make about 20 large cookies.
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