crunchy oatmeal (raisin) cookies!

By , September 25, 2007 11:30 am

i like to make cookies – they’re a classic case of throw everything in, stir and stick in oven. in short, quite difficult to get wrong. in fact, if it goes wrong, it usually is the recipe’s fault :p

some people like the doughy sorta cookies – not a hit with me cos i was brought up to relate crunchy with cookies. but of course if you have a fantabulous recipe that might change my mind, feel free to send them over 🙂

here’s my all time favourite (they were a hit when i made them last christmas for my colleagues and friends!) So accordingly, this recipe makes quite alot of cookies. Give most of them away – your friends will appreciate it 🙂

3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup castor/fine sugar
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (i use Crisco)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 large egg
3 cups rolled oats
2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup raisins, packed (only if u like raisins)

Preheat oven to 170C (it’s impt to do so cos you need the oven to be at this temp before anything goes in)

In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugars, butter, shortening, salt, baking powder, cinnamon powder and vanilla until it’s smooth.

Next, beat in the egg.

Add the flour first then the oats. (Some people CANNOT use a beater to mix in flour. I can and i do… you can just press the flour into the creamy mixture too :D)

Stir in the raisins.

The dough is ready! Quite easy right? It gets easier.

Scoop a small ball of dough with a tablespoon and roll it into a ball. Put that on the baking sheet and use the palm of ur hands to press it til it’s quite flat and round. think famous amos cookie type of height.

Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Bake for about 20mins. They’re supposed to be crunchy so dont take them out until they’re golden brown. The orange light in your oven can be quite deceiving…



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