Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    35 min

    With a little experimenting, I came up with these chewy, spicy oatmeal raisin cookies. They make your kitchen smell wonderful while they are baking. They almost remind me of Christmas because the spices smell so good.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 220g butter, softened
    • 200g light brown soft sugar
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 250g rolled oats
    • 150g sultanas or raisins

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:8min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, caster sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays.
    3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from trays to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Make sure you get some, because they don't last long!

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    Used different ingredients. i used mixed spice instead of cloves, used granulated instead of caster sugar. Didn't add the salt, and used margarine not butter.  -  17 Feb 2010


    Out-blooming-standing!!!! Light, chewy, slightly sticky... I know professionals that can’t make cookies this good!!! Agreed, you need to make sure they’re well separated on the tray. Also, if using a fan assisted oven, 10 min is more then enough to start browning the edges All in all, fantastic, this recipe is getting printed and kept in the folder  -  01 May 2011


    Something else. I addded slightly less sugar, and used a combination of castor, light brown and dark brown sugar, which added a caramely flavour, ALSO, I used wholemeal flour=v.nice, and Lots more spices, used lots of cloves, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, LOVELY  -  16 Jun 2011