This weekend I had a yearning for cookies. After checking through my favorite recipes, I decided I’d try a new one for oatmeal cookies. They turned out very well – the recipe is a keeper.
4 ounces brown sugar
3 1/2 ounces fine caster sugar
4 ounces butter
1 egg (large)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
7 ounces plain white flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 ounces of rolled oats (oatmeal porridge)
6 ounces of either – chocolate chips, raisins, chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) coconut or dried cranberries.
1. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
2. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk.
3. Add your choice of the optional ingredients – I added chocolate, cranberries and a few walnuts.
4. Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour and mix well.
5. Roll into walnut sized balls and flatten slightly. Place on greased baking tray.
6. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes in a pre-heated oven 180C/350F until lightly browned.
7. Leave on the baking tray for a few minutes before placing on a rack to cool. Makes aprox. 35 cookies.
1. I cooked mine for ten minutes using fan bake. They turned out soft and a bit chewy.
2. Next time I’ll cook them slightly longer to see how they taste when they are a bit crisper. Just an experiment. This batch was delicious as they were.