And we get to Sweet and Simple Bakes to start the month on a great note. My favorite cookies in the world are oatmeal raisin and what better way than to add chocolate to it? They were, in short, fantastic! Do try this at home.
Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies
(recipe from Sweet and Simple Bakes – I changed it a little bit)
1/2 cup Butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup Caster Sugar
1/2 cup Soft Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Water
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 1/4 cups Rolled Oats (the recipe was for 9 oz or 1.12 cups, but I added more to get it to a dough consistency)
1 cup Self-Raising Flour (again, the original recipe called for 1/2 cup or 4 oz, and I had to add more)
1 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Raisins
Preheat the oven to 180 deg C or 350 deg F.
Cream the butter. Add both sugars and beat until fluffy.
Add the egg, water and vanilla and beat well, until creamy. Now add the oats, flour and salt and beat on slow until blended. Fold in the chocolate chips and raisins until thoroughly combined.
At this point, I had a bit of a problem. You have to roll it into walnut-sized balls – but I couldn’t roll it at all because it was really really sticky, which is why I added that extra flour and oatmeal that I mentioned above.
Okay, so now roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Keep them slightly apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or golden brown and slightly soft in the middle. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Other cookies on this blog: Double Chocolate Chip, Potato Chip Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Cookies, Butter Cookies and Savory Cookies. Yeah, looks like there’s way way too many cookies on here!!