I am still in the mood for oats. Apart from Yee Por’s elusive savoury oat porridge, I only like oats in cookie or bar form. I found a pack of oats in my baking supplies drawer yesterday and felt the need to bake them up before they reached their expiry date. This is an old, reliable recipe which I often use when the mood hits. They are hearty, chewy and goes best dunked in a cup of tea. Good for flushing out the excess cholesterol, as the doctor ordered, and with reduced sugar, it’s a healthier option than store bought. And it’s so easy to make, why even buy?
Reliable Chewy Oat & Raisin Cookies
120g butter, softened
160g sugar (half brown and half white)
2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
120g self-raising flour
3 Tbsp dessicated coconut
Pinch of salt
200g rolled oats
3 Tbsp raisins
Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric beater until light and fluffy.
Then beat in the egg, water and vanilla essence.
Add in the flour, salt and dessicated coconut and mix gently until well combined.
Fold in the oats and raisins.
Plop spoonsful onto a lined baking tray and bake for 20 mins at 180C. Done!