Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Lent is the time of year we usually give up something gluttonous, with chocolate being the most popular. Yet even those who don’t tend to consume that much chocolate seem to all of a sudden crave a ridiculous amount. I’m slightly ashamed to say I haven’t give up anything for lent, I just couldn’t, there were too many excuses! A 3 course dinner here, a girls night in there... and shamefully I didn’t want to go without. However, if you have got more will power than I and have given up chocolate, then I have the perfect recipe for you.

Gorgeous, sweet chewy cookies, without a speck of chocolate in sight. The raisins provide the sweet, the oats an added crunch while the spices give it touch of luxury.

Go on, you deserve them after you’ve sacrificed so much all ready! 

To make 8 cookies you will need:
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 60g plain flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 25g soft brown sugar
  • 80g rolled oats
  • 50g raisins
  • egg
  • 1tbsp black treacle
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1tsp baking powder

Pre heat the oven to 180 C / gas mark 4 and line a large baking tray with grease proof paper.

Mix together the butter and both sugars till soft and combined.

Then mix in the treacle and the egg. (An electric whisk is advisable, or if you fancy a good arm muscle workout…)

Next add the salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg powder.

In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, oats and raisins before adding to the butter mixture.

On the baking tray, spoon heaped dessert sized balls of the dough onto the tray, and then press down slightly with the back of the spoon.

Into the oven they go for 10-12 minutes or 15 for crisp biscuits.

If you can resist, allow to cool on a wire rack to firm up before devouring with a cold glass of milk.

Even better, the sun is finally shining! I’m going to take my coursework, sit on the grass with a cookie and study hard... or watch the rugby team get sweaty. It’s a tough call!

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  1. definitely going to try this out, they look so delicious!


  2. They look amazing!
    Katie x

  3. These look delicious, I really want to have some now! Oatmeal is absolutely healthy and tasty too :)


  4. That looks delicious!

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  5. One word.. Yum!! Xx

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  6. These look so good! I love oatmeal cookies! Also, I've tagged you in my Leibster post!

    xx Kait

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  7. yumm I have made very similar cookies, but these look so good!

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  8. This looks so yummy I wish I could eat them through my laptop! lol

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  9. thank you for stopping by on my blog doll! these look soo delish! cookies are my biggest weakness!!




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