Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

These are THE favorite biscuits in my home, I seem to be making them almost weekly now!  I can’t remember where the recipe originally came from – It may have been Jamie Oliver…  

 Prep Time Clock Thumbnail Time: Prep: 15mins, Cook: 10-12mins  Serves Knife Fork Spoon Thumbnail Serves: makes around 24

Ingredients:

100g butter – softened
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or essence
3/4 cup of wholemeal flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats
1/2 cup of raisins (if you don’t like raisins you can substitute with dried cranberries, chocolate chips or desiccated coconut)
I sometimes like to pretend I’m healthy so I will usually add in a tablespoon of ground flaxseed – a super food which is said to help prevent heart disease, cancer and diabetes!  Just to balance out all that bad sugar!! 🙂

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add egg and vanilla extract and beat (I use an electric beater for speed, but if you don’t have one a whisk is fine)
  3. Sift in the dry ingredients and add oats and raisins, and stir to combine.
  4. Spoon tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray.
  5. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden – I find 10 minutes is enough in my oven on fan bake.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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