Thursday, 9 September 2010

Baking 101: Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

Recently I have gotten into baking in a HUGE way, which is probably why my weight loss has plateaued right now. But anyways, I wanted to post some of my recipes and so I'll start with the simplest one. Any one can bake these with minimal effort. They turn out wonderfully soft and chewy with a little crunch on the outside and they are really yummy!



I adapted this recipe from one I found online, the recipe is in cups but i'll try to give the metric measurement where possible. Also I took away chocolate chips and nuts and added raisins and cinnamon. So if you would prefer you can swap the raisins for chocolate or nuts or whatever you like. The recipe is easily adapted.

Ingredients
1/2 Cup or 115g Unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup or 110g Brown/Demerara Sugar
1/2 Cup or 100g White Sugar
1 Medium Egg
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Cup or 125g Plain Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 Cup Oats (The old fashioned original kind, not readybrek or oats so simple)
1/2 Cup Coconut (I buy the already shredded kind from the supermarket)
1/2 Cup Raisins or Sultanas
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Method
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.

2. Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the egg and vanilla and mix well.

2. Add the Flour, Soda and Salt a little at a time until all is well combined.

3. Add the coconut, oats and whatever else you are adding. In my case the raisins and cinnamon.

4. Make sure everything is well mixed and spoon out into 2 baking trays lined with greaseproof paper. There is enough mixture here to make 12 large cookies. I put 6 on each tray, making sure there is 2 inches all round each dollop as the cookies will spread during baking.

5. Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 12-14 minutes. 

6. Take out of the oven and leave to cool in the trays for 5 minutes or so, this allows the cookies to firm up so you can then use an egg slice to remove the cookies onto a cooling rack.

7. Put your feet up and enjoy with a nice cuppa!

If you try it with different fillings be sure to let me know how it turns out!

XOXO


3 comments:

  1. Ooh these sound and look absolutely delicious! I may have a bash at the weekend since I love baking. Cakes are usually my domain but I'm going to branch out into cookies with these babies. Thanks for sharing the recipe Charlotte! xxx

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  2. They're really easy to make Laura and so tasty! xxx

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  3. These look amazing! I've been testing out literally zillions of cookie recipes lately to find the perfect one - I might have to try these xx

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