Oaty raisin cookies

I wanted to bake, but knew that I did not really want to venture outside so it needed to be a recipe where I already had the necessary ingredients. I decided that I wanted to bake something that I could eat with a cup of tea. I know how to party. So the thought of warm chewy cookies was a pretty good one and I got on the internet and found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website. With oats and raisins I even convinced myself that they were healthy. So having made this decision I knew that within half an hour I’d be scoffing as many as possible. Plus, I’m always amazed with how you put balls of cookie dough in the oven and they come out flat. Magic.

It was quite difficult to get a decent photo of the cookies because of the lighting and I was using my phone…yeah yeah lighting and phone…but here’s one anyway. They tasted a lot better than they look in this photo 🙂 Scroll down for the ingredients and cooking instructions.

cookies

Ingredients

  • 50g of unsalted butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1tbsp set honey OR 1 dessert spoon of runny honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 50g wholemeal flour (or plain flour is fine)
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 80g porridge oats
  • 50g raisins

Method

  • Heat oven to 180 C / 160 C (fan assisted) / gas 4. Grease a large baking sheet
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until soft, then beat in the honey
  • Add the egg and cinnamon and mix well
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, oats and raisins and mix together before adding to the butter mixture.
  • Drop heaped dessertspoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden
  • Remove them from the oven, they should be golden but will still seem a tiny bit soft to the touch. Leave them on the tray for a minute (this lets them settle slightly) before transferring them to a cooling tray to completely cool.
  • These can be stored in an air tight container, but who needs air tight containers when you can eat them all at once.

Claire x

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