Most adults have fond memories of eating chewy oatmeal cookies with little bursts of sweetness from plump raisins. You can share the joy with your kids by making a batch of these super easy Oatmeal Raisin cookies. Oats are an excellent source of fibre, beta-glucan, thiamin, folic acid, biotin, pantothenic acid and vitamin E.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes
Makes: 24 small cookies
Ingredients 1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups quick oats (uncooked)
1/2 cup raisins or cranberries
Preheat oven to 190C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Add oats and mix to combine.
Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Slowly add the flour & oat mixture and beat until well combined.
Stir in the raisins. Using a teaspoon or your hands, drop small balls of dough and place on a baking tray.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Adjust baking time to your oven- do not allow cookies to burn on the bottom.
Place cookies ona wire rack to cool.
Store cookies in an air tight container. Cookies can be frozen once cooled. Stack cookies in a container with baking paper between the layers to prevent sticking.