Chewy Oat and Raisin Cookies

    27 min

    If you're feeling generous - these biscuits make a lovely after-school treat for the kids. Even better if they help you make them.

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    Makes: 36 cookies

    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 145g raisins
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 220g dark soft brown sugar
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 300g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 160g porridge oats
    • 80g pecan nuts, chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. In a small bowl, combine eggs, raisins and vanilla extract. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    3. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar and caster sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda; add to the butter mixture and stir until all of the dry ingredients are absorbed. Next, stir in the egg and raisin mixture, then stir in the porridge oats and chopped pecans. The mixture will be stiff. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a baking tray.
    4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are golden. Allow biscuits to cool 5 minutes on the baking tray before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    They are ok, too much bicarb and suger for my taste. Some were left over and I went to the tin today and they are all soggy!  -  09 Feb 2012


    Instead of the pecan nuts I crushed up some Brazil nuts - Turned out yummy! Be careful of the amount of mixture you place on the baking tray as they expand so my 36 cookies turned in to 10 very large ones - possibly estimate walnut sized portions and space them at least 4 inches apart! Happy baking!  -  05 Feb 2012


    Lovely cookies, will be making these again! Thumbs up from the whole family.  -  04 Sep 2013