Monday, 23 January 2012

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

When I visited New York last year, Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies were a diet staple. Every time we stopped for coffee I'd find a gigantic one of these to snack on. Surprisingly oatmeal is hard to get hold of in the UK (its not the same as porridge oats) but I found a small bag in Morrisons yesterday and knew I had to try and make my own cookies! They are really easy to make and take just 15mins in the oven. When hot they are soft and crumbly, when cool they are slightly chewy and very oaty! Delicious.

You Need:

85g soft butter
115g demerara sugar
1 beaten egg
115g self-raising flour
55g oatmeal
170g raisins

(Makes 18 small cookies)

1. Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy and pale.
2. Gradually add the beaten egg and mix well.
3. Sift in the flour and fold into the mixture.
4. Add the oatmeal and raisins until well combined.
5. Drop heaped teaspoons of mix onto a baking sheet (3 baking sheets in total)
6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 6 for 10-15mins.
7. They will be golden brown when done... then eat!

And that's it! Enjoy with a cup of tea.



  1. ahh i ought to try these! they look and sound delicious since i'm sort of cutting down on the fattie foods for now hehe!
    Krissy xoxo

  2. I loooove oatmeal cookies :) and these look really scrummy x

  3. I loveee oatmeal and raisin cookies! If I can get my hands on some oatmeal I will 100% be making these, they look delicious!

  4. These look delicious. I will definitely try making these sometime soon! :)

  5. oops i always thought oatmeal and porridge were the same, these look tasty


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