I’m that kind of person who gets inspiration from just anything. The other day as I was doing some shopping in the supermarket, I saw a packet of oats and there and then I knew I wanted to buy some.
Disclaimer: Prior to this, I had never had oatmeal cookies and the only oats I’d ever tasted were part of my breakfast cereal.
Now to the recipe, since I was venturing into the unknown and we all know that Google is your friend, I researched on a recipe and settled on this one with some few tweaks.
3 eggs well beated – I only had two
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup mixed peel – my own addition
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups oatmeal
For the desired best results start by combining the eggs, raisins, mixed peel and vanilla essence and let it stand for one hour.
One hour later…
Cream the margarine and sugar.
Add the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda and mix well.
Blend in the eggs raisin mixture and oatmeal and mix well.
The dough will be stiff. Don’t be alarmed. Roll them into balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet and flatten slightly.
Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until slightly browned.
I used only half the dough. The rest I wrapped in some cling film then put it in the freezer. For the frozen cookie dough, always remove it about an hour before using to allow it to thaw.
Very delicious and crunchy, a favourite of hubby’s.
Variations: You can also add desiccated coconut or chocolate chips.