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 cup (150gm) plain flour
200gm rolled oats
1 cup (190gm) raisins
- Preheat the oven to 180C (for my oven 120C) and line 2 large trays with baking paper.
- Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer until thick and pale.
- Add vanilla and egg, beat until well combined.
- 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.
- Roll 30 tablespoons of mixture and place on trays, then flattened with a floured fork.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
- Cool on trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an air-tight container for 3-4 days.