I’m cookie crazy at the moment… these past few weeks it just seems like any evening I’m relaxing at home I think to myself “Let’s make some cookies!”. Why I can’t think to myself “Let’s do that exercise DVD” or “Let’s make some healthy snacks” I don’t know!
I had half a bag of oats left over from making some Flapjacks so I just had a little search for some oat based cookie recipes. My old fave Donal Skehan came up with the goods with a nice and easy recipe for these cookies with chocolate chips and raisins added in also.
You can mix it up a bit if you want and add in any other dried fruit you have, maybe cranberries, or some other nuts and seeds – whatever you have lying around!
225g of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
160g of caster sugar
120g of light brown sugar
2 large free range eggs
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
190g of plain flour
240g of rolled oats
80g of raisins
100g of dark chocolate chips / chunks
1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C or about 160 for a fan oven and line three baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
2. Beat together the sugar and butter until it’s nice and smooth.
3. Add the eggs one by one, mixing well after each one.
4. Sieve in the flour and bicarbonate of soda and using a spoon mix until it is completely mixed in.
5. Using a spoon or spatula fold through the oats, raisins, vanilla extract and chocolate chips until completely combined.
6. Place heaped tablespoons of the dough on each baking sheet and put into the oven to bake for 15 minutes or until they’re a nice golden colour.
7. You should probably swap the trays around halfway through the cooking time to make sure you get an even colour on the cookies.
8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few mins before transferring to a wire wrack to cool completely.
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