Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

Makes 12.

The basic method is as follows:

  1. Preheat the oven if you intend to bake immediately.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter.
  3. Separate the egg and add the yolk to the saucepan, along with the vanilla.
  4. Using a wooden spoon, mix in the sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  5. Sift in the flour and mix until just blended.
  6. Stir in the oats and raisins.
  7. Roll into 90g balls. You can freeze the dough balls and bake later if you like.
  8. Grease the baking tray or line with parchment.
  9. Place dough balls on the baking tray about 8cm apart. Do not flatten.
  10. Bake for the specified time. Note that the cookies will be very soft when you take them out; they'll become firmer as they cool.
  11. Cool on the baking tray for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


13 mins at 160C fan from fridge. This one was really good!

22 mins at 160C fan in a muffin tray from frozen solid. The muffin tray thing worked out nicely; maybe they were a bit over-done.


10 mins at 160C fan, or 16 mins from frozen.

2011 version

20-25 mins at 170C.

Variation: Chocolate