Oat, Raisin and Walnut Cookies

    1 hour 32 min

    Once you make these oat cookies, they will become a firm favourite. They are warmly spiced and dotted with walnuts and raisins. Enjoy with a big mug of tea or coffee.

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    Makes: 48 cookies

    • 3 eggs
    • 150g raisins
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 225g butter flavoured margarine
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 310g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 160g porridge oats
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr32min 

    1. Beat eggs and stir in raisins and vanilla. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    3. Cream together margarine, dark brown soft sugar and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in raisins and eggs, then stir in oats and walnuts. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and place 5cm apart on ungreased baking trays.
    4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven or until edges are golden. Cool on wire racks.

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    This is so freaky !!! I have used this exact recipe for 10 years!!Except I do one thing differrent,I roll the balls in a combination of 1 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon..Makes all the difference in the world. I bought a paperback recipe book at the dollar store and this recipe was in it. I have been doing fairs for 7 years and won 6 blue ribbons with this recipe. A family favorite.  -  19 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Best oatmeal cookie I've ever made! I used real butter, toasted my walnuts before adding them and then chilled the dough for 20 minutes before rolling into balls. Cookies stay chewy and moist after baking. Great flavor, sure to stay a family favorite.  -  28 Aug 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I am pleased with the way these cookies turned out. I did as another reviewer suggested and rolled them in cinnamon/sugar and they both look and taste very nice. I soaked the raisin mixture overnight and that seemed to turn out well. I used unsalted butter instead of shortening which was fine... Oh, if you don't like rich/sweet cookies, these probably aren't for you, but if you do, I think this recipe is worth a try. EDIT: The next day, these cookies were still soft and chewy. My husband says these are the best oatmeal cookies he's ever had, and he doesn't say that sort of thing lightly!  -  26 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)