Thursday, August 4, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

A friend had made this cookie recently. It tasted so good and so chewy that i got the recipe from her and tried it myself with whatever ingredients I had in my kitchen. This is a healthier cookie in comparison to the butter cookies except for the butter in this too! You can't avoid the butter though, if you want to eat cookies! You will get around 10 large cookies with the following measurement...


4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup brown sugar powdered
1/2 cup quick cooking oats or regular oats 
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 tbsp water
1/2 tbsp milk
a pinch of salt
a pinch of baking soda (optional)

Prep time: 20 mins                 Cook time: 10-15 mins


- Beat the powdered brown sugar and butter together until it becomes soft and fluffy. This may take about 15 mins by hand. If you have a Its a quicker job!
- Once done, add a pinch of salt, a pinch of baking soda, milk and water and beat it further for a couple of mins.
- To this add the powdered oat meal and wheat flour one after the other and blend in well.
- Now add the raisins to this. Roll the raisins lightly in flour before adding. This helps the raisins to blend in easily with the cookie mix.
- Take a spoonful of mix ( more the size of a small lemon) and pat it on to a greased cookie sheet to desired thickness.


- Preheat oven to 350 def F
- Place the cookie sheet in lower rack and check after 10 mins
- Once the sides start to brown and top layer is light brown, remove the cookies. 
- The cookies may look undone. Let it sit for a while after removing from oven. 
- Chewy cookies will be ready to be eaten in 10 mins.
- If you want it to be crispy, leave it for another 5 mins in the oven or switch off the oven and leave the tray inside the oven. The cookies would get baked further in the heat and become crispier.
- But move the cookie sheet to the top rack after 10 mins. Else, the cookies could get burnt at the bottom!

Foot note: 
- While baking the dough expands and the size of the cookie increases. So, leave good space between every cookie in the sheet.
- You need not powder the quick cooking oatmeal. The regular big ones are better if given a grind in the blender. 
- A friend of mine suggested you could add Cinnamon for added flavour to these cookies! However, you are free to add flavouring of your choice.

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