Sunday, 1 February 2015

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Snow!!! I have been watching the weather with eager eyes as the snow travelled down the country. It had been promised several times but still not a flake until I opened the curtains this morning! I love snow. So magical and pretty. 

Amazingly, I still have oats left from the bag that I was trying to use up earlier in the month. I found this cookie recipe form the Bea's of Bloomsbury cook book. I had made them before and new they were good but adapted the recipe a little to, again, use up some things from the cupboard. They use coconut and just raisins but I thought the cranberries would work well. And they did. A lovely chewy cookie treat for a snowy winters day...

Ingredients: -
250g unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
250g dark brown soft sugar
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
250g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
250g oats
100g raisins
50g cranberries

1. Preheat the oven to 170C. using an electric mixer, mix the butter, slat and both sugars until fluffy.
2. Add the eggs and beat until combined then add the vanilla extract and mix again.
3. Put in the bicarbonate of soda and half the flour and mix until combined, then add the rest of the flour and mix again.
4. Add the oats, cranberries and raisins and mix agin - each time mix until just combined.
5. Place a large spoon of the mixture on a lined baking tray leaving spaces between as the mix spreads during cooking. Put the tray in the fridge to firm for 5 minutes then bake for 12 minutes.
6. After removing them form the oven, let them cool for 5 minutes on the tray before moving to a wire rack. 

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