Okay, so I think I may have a small obsession with oatmeal!I confess, so please don’t judge me! I love the chewiness oatmeal brings to cookies and I’m quite determined in using it as much as I can in the future.
Otherwise, I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately, nothing special or out of the ordinary so I’m having a tough time blogging about food, when I keep eating the same things every day. Sometimes this happens to me, I get hung up on a certain dish or pair of shoes and that’s all I want and need for a few weeks, until I get so bored with it that I don’t want to eat it or wear it for at least one whole year.
Does that happen to you too?
About these oatmeal raisin cookies: they are quick to make, it takes about 5 minutes to prepare your ingredients and another 5 to mix all the ingredients. If you don’t like raisins you can easily substitute them with any dried fruit, just cut the fruits in smaller pieces if you use something like dried strawberries or apricots.
After mixing all the ingredients the results will be in the form of big crumbles, but if you take some in you hand and squeeze it will stick together and it will be easy to shape. Then just place the dough balls on the baking tray and flatten them with you hands. Easy business, what did I tell you?
Happy baking folks!
Oatmeal raisin cookies
By January 22, 2013Published:
- Yield: 21 cookies
- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Ready In: 45 mins
Okay, so I think I may have a small obsession with oatmeal!I confess, so please don't judge me! I love the chewiness oatmeal brings to …
- 125 g/ 1 stick of butter + 1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)
- 100 g/ 3/4 cup raisins
- 50 g/ 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 4 tbsp condensed milk
- 100 g/ 1 cup rolled oats
- 210 g/ 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Form the cookies: take about 1 tbsp of batter in your hands, squeeze to form something looking like a ball, then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and flatten by pressing with your palm or the bottom of a glass. If desired, you could sprinkle some more sugar on top of the cookies before placing them in the oven.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Add the condensed milk, rolled oats, vanilla extract and raisins and incorporate.
- Mix the flour, salt and baking powder and then add to the rest of ingredients. Mix until everything is incorporated and the dough looks like crumbles.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the edges, but pale on the surface. Place on a cooling rack to cool, then store them in an airtight container.