Rocky raisin almond cookies!

They were meant to be oatmeal raisin cookies with almonds. I came up with a modification for the oatmeal raisin cookies but it backfired. I got rocks instead of cookies (-_-)

The plan was to reduce the sugar (because hubby thought the first batch was too sweet) and added toasted almonds.

the almonds

I decided to buy the almonds raw and toast them myself. Measured a cup, crushed them with the hand blender then toasted them in the oven.

in the oven to toast

And then the batter.  

1/2 cup softened butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1½ cups oat
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
a generous pinch of salt
1/2 cup of raisins
2/3 cup crushed roasted almonds

butter and sugar creamed, add egg and vanilla, mix
add flour, oats, baking flour, baking soda and salt, mix
add raisins
add toasted crushed almonds, mix
cookie batter ready
first batch ready
it already smells good!
not what I expected
not cookies, …
… rocks!

I didn’t like them much. I was contemplating what to do with them when hubby came home. He went to get himself a drink in the kitchen. He saw them on top of the microwave and tasted one. I heard “Oh my goodness! What are these?!”

I started to tell him I made a mess, he dashed into the room and hugged me! He had such a huge smile on his face. Apparently they tasted good to him.

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
Did you soak the raisins in rum?

Uhm, no!

Umehata point!


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

2 thoughts on “Rocky raisin almond cookies!

  1. hey
    Just discovered your blog and I have been at it all afternoon and evening!!! Kudos on the good work and the pictures!!
    This may not be related to this post but just wanted to ask where in Nairobi you get your basil?

    1. Hello Wambui!
      I get my basil from Ngara market, there’s a guy along the Ngara road side that stocks all kinds of herbs. Don’t remember his stall number but I can get it the next time I’m there.

      The best time to get his fresh stock is usually in the morning around 9 to 11 am

      Thank you for visiting my site, glad you enjoyed it.



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