Monday, 2 November 2015

Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies

Hurrah, for a new day, a new week and a new month. Sweet November is everybody's favourite month as it sets the ball rolling for a season of festivities and parties.

With Diwali, Hindu New Year, Christmas and New Year upon us, there is much to cheer about in the following months.



As schools have shut for Diwali, our life has taken a nice laid back pace, where I can enjoy the nip in the early morning air with a warm cuppa tea.



Cooler months call for warm spices, and tea calls for cookies. Combining the two, I was craving some homemade cookies made with the warmth of sweet spices. Having half a packet of oats in the pantry helped to further my cause.



Armed with my trusty old whisk and spatula, I set off to create one of the best recipes that I have ever made.

These cookies as crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, thanks to the crunch from the oats, and softness of the raisins.

Adding warm winter spices only enhanced their flavor.



Heres how I made them.

Makes 18-20 cookies

You will need:

3/4 cup oats (any type will do)
2 tbsps white granulated sugar
3 tbsps brown sugar
1/2 an egg (lightly beaten)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp all purpose flour
50 gms butter (softened)
1 tsp vegetable shortening (vanaspati) (Required for a crunchy exterior)
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

Method:

- Cream butter, vegetable shortening and both sugars till fluffy and pale yellow in colour

- Add in all the dry ingredients along with the raisins and mix till combined

-Add in half a whisked egg and combine again.

- Making equal sized balls from the dough, place at one finger distance from each other on a pre lined cookie sheet and slightly flatten the balls with you fingers.

- Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 mins till the edges are golden brown. @ 190 degrees celcius.

- Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 mins, then transfer them onto a cooling wire rack till they reach room temperature.

- Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy!



5 comments:

  1. Simple n easy ... Scrumptious too! Nice pics BTW ;)

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  2. Tasty & scrumptious! Easy recipe... Nice pics pari BTW... ;)

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  3. Thank you my sweet. Thank you always 😉

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  4. Very simple recipe..have bookmarked it for Christmas..thanks

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