Oatmeal raisin cookies

I found the most delicious looking cookies online last week. The blog is called Food Coma! She loves to bake. I’ve been wanting to make my husband cookies. He loves cookies. This recipe gave me a starting point. Plus I had oats that have been waiting around for something (I decided to try the so called “healthy breakfast” a few months back and I just couldn’t hack it! They don’t taste very good, or maybe I just don’t know how to make them right).

oats measured and ready, sugar and butter in the mixing bowl

Here is the recipe I got from Food Coma, with my modifications:

½ cup softened butter
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1½ cups oat
¾ cup flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
a generous pinch of salt
2-3 ounces chopped fresh cranberries ¾ cup raisins
1/2 cup dark (or semi-sweet) chocolate chips. Nakumat was out! (-_-)

I doubled the recipe. Her site said it makes 15, I wanted 30 so I could share.

So first, cream the butter and sugar.

sugar and butter creamed
thank you Mama! This mixer is awesome!

Then add the egg and mix again. In my case, 2 eggs because I doubled the recipe.

add eggs

Then add the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix.

then oats, flour and stuff
ready for raisins

Then add the raisins and mix again

add raisins
ready to spoon to the baking pans

And it’s ready for baking! Butter some pans. Then spoon lumps and place on the pans. The lumps will flatten out while cooking so space them generously. The size of the lump will determine how large the cookies will be.

ready for the oven
close-up 1
close-up 2
close-up 3

On the Food Coma site the instructions say 375°F  (190°C) for 20 minutes. It seemed rather high to me but it’s my first time making oatmeal cookies so I thought maybe the oats needed a higher temperature and more time to cook. I was right to be concerned. I should have watched more closely.

They were a little on the dark side for my taste after 20 minutes

cooked, after 20 min
on platter

I cooked the last batch for 15 minutes and that was much better.

They both tasted OK.

15 minutes was enough for the oats.

But they were too dry.

cooked, after 15 min

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★½☆☆
Too sweet and too crunchy 

served!

I like the recipe because it’s simple. It’s a nice starting point. Next time I’ll adjust the temperature and cooking time, so that they don’t dry so much. Might even add a few ingredients.

 

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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