Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (with a little bonus)

So J and I are off for a holiday in the next few days and then a rather exciting addition is joining us directly after we get back, so I don’t know how long it will be until I can do another post (probably about a week and a half). So I thought I would leave off with a tasty cookie recipe before we jet set over to Rome.

I really like oatmeal raisin cookies, but it is always fun to add a little extra into them. I have cobbled together this recipe from about three different ones that I have found online and then added a few of my own changes as well.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Makes 31 cookies.

Each cookie is 125 calories.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

If you want to take the chocolate chips out, just sub them for another 1/2 cup raisins (or vice versa if you aren’t a raisin fan).

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and rolled oats) in a bowl and mix.DSC_0107
  3. In a stand mixer (or separate bowl from the dry ingredients) combine castor sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix on low until incorporated.DSC_0106
  4. Turn mixer up to high for 3-4 minutes until wet ingredients have creamed. There should be no lumps left and the mixture should turn pale in colour.
  5. Add in dry ingredients and mix only until all combined. Don’t over mix or the cookies will get tough.
  6. Add in raisins and chocolate chips and mix.DSC_0112
  7. Divide dough into small balls (or your chosen size) and place on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper.DSC_0114
  8. Bake for approx. 10 minutes until edges are golden brown and the top is slightly cracking, but cookies are still soft.

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And now you can enjoy some lovely warm cookies!

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