Friday, July 23, 2010

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

I received August 2010's edition of Delicious magazine yesterday. Flicking through the magazine, I came across an article by Bill Granger about baking in winter. Bill starts his article by saying (and I quote): "There's no better way to spend a winter day than baking batches of cakes and biscuits with your family". What a great idea! It inspired me to bake these cookies on a Friday night.  They were delicious.

150gm unsalted butter, softened
1 firmly packed cup (220gm) brown sugar (I reduced some of the sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 cup (150gm) plain flour
200gm rolled oats
1 cup (190gm) raisins

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (for my oven 120C) and line 2 large trays with baking paper.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer until thick and pale.
  3. Add vanilla and egg, beat until well combined.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into the butter mixture and beat slowly until well combined, then stir in oats and raisins.
  5. Roll 30 tablespoons of mixture and place on trays, then flattened with a floured fork.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
  7. Cool on trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  8. Store in an air-tight container for 3-4 days.


  1. I got my copy in the mail today! Love that foodie mag! Your cookies look rather inviting... think I might be baking up a batch tomorrow.


  2. Truly heart warming on a cool winter's night. Your fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies are so inviting and cosy next to the latest issue of Delicious magazine.

  3. I love these cookies too. They are wholesome and yummy :D