Sunday, August 29, 2010

Oatmeal and raisin cookies.

Whenever I cook something with flour in it, Rooney gets all excited, putting his paws in the bowl and then putting flour all over his face. He's like a little kid that is too impatient to wait for the cookies to be cooked, so just eats all the batter raw.
Oatmeal and raisin cookies are such an American thing. I never say oatmeal, or cookies, or raisins. I say biscuit and oats. I don't even know if there's a difference between sultanas and raisins. (Is there a difference? Please let me know).
But if you say oat and sultana biscuits, they just don't sound quite as appatising, somehow. But thats ok. We'll eat them anyway, because these biscuits are tasty as. They're thick and chewy and all you could ever  want from a biscuit. If you made them with choc chips instead of sultanas, it'd be heaven!

Adapted from smitten kitchen
Oven- 170
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinammon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
pinch salt
1 1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup sultanas

Cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla
Add the dry ingredients, and mix
Spoon teaspoon sized balls onto a lined tray, and chill for half an hour (to stop the biscuits from spreading).
Bake for 10-12 mins. Should be gold around the edges but still soft.


  1. hi there! i just found your blog and i love it! i love the simplicity and sweetness of the writing and the straight-forward, no-nonsense recipes that you post, and the little videos that you put up at the end of each post. and i love oatmeal raisin cookies .. these are next on my baking list!

  2. I love oatmeal raisin cookies and yesterday was looking for a good recipe for them. it's been ages since I've had one. This recipe looks fantastic!

  3. Leslie- Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you liked it!

    Kickpleat- These cookies are amazing, pity i don't have a photo to prove it...

  4. Mmm! For me too, this is a great recipe for a cookie that I have much nostalgia for.

  5. Thanks for stopping by, Newlywed!

  6. raisins come from seedless green grapes, sultanas come from seedless yellow grapes.

    I want to make these!!! they sound like something you can put in a picnic basket or serve on a nanna plate in the middle of the kitchen table. YUM!