Monday, 25 March 2013

Recipe: Oat and Raisin Cookies





First off, apologies for a very heavy photo post, but these cookies are goooood! I like to think they're healthy too, but I'm don't quote me on that! They certainly aren't as bad as my usual bake (those naughty whoopie pies) plus they have oats and raisins in, which make them healthy in my book anyway.

The original recipe for these biscuits is from bakingmad. I'm a big fan of this website and I've posted about them before. I love that they have little reviews from people who've tried their recipes and there's a whole load of things to try, including lots of easter recipes and cupcake recipes . I was tempted to make their carrot cake ready for Easter (how has it come round so quick?!) but in the end went for this Honey and Raisin Oat Cookie recipe. I adapted this after reading a few of the comments saying that there was too much sugar, so I cut the 250g down to 150g. I also didn't have any honey, hence the substitution for golden syrup, and I don't like nuts/cinnamon. These cookies still tasted so nice with these adjustments! I love that you can just tweak and add bits to this to make them suit you. My Mum asbolutely loved these, infact she ate most of them!

One thing I would say is don't be tempted to overbake these! After 20 minutes or so in the oven the edges were going golden brown (perfect) but when you touched them, they just sank and were so soft! This is what the cooling time is for. After 5 minutes letting them cool on the tray, they hardened up and they became a really lovely and crunchy biscuit. Also, they turned out a lot bigger than I imagined. I thought they'd be little cookies with the level tablespoon of ball mix but they spread a lot and they produce a good sized snack! Please do let me know if you tried them, I'd love to see! You can tweet me @moodycat or send me a good old fashioned email. Have a good week! xo


10 comments

  1. These sound utterly delicious Katie, I'm a big fan of spices so would probably leave in the cinnamon and add a pinch of ground ginger, your photos are lovely!

    Jem x

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  2. These look and sound gorgeous, I will totally be stealing this recipe :)I love baking!

    http://chloemariesworld.blogspot.com - I blog about all things fashion and everything else I like

    Chloe x

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    1. Oh good, so glad you're going to try it! Thanks for the comment lovely! xx

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  3. They look so scrummy !!!
    I really love your blog especially your design :) xxx

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    1. Thank you Dulcie! Thats a lovely compliment :) xx

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  4. Yum! I could totally go for a few of these right now!

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    1. Ohh they were delicious! :) xx

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  5. Oh my gosh, these look SO yummy! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Thanks Jennie! I think I'll be baking some more this weekend because they definitely were! xx

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