Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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I never imagined that the classes I'm taking would take over my life in such a way. A few weekends ago, I was all set to go on a trip to the hometown, where 100's of cousins were waiting. BUT it was clashing with class!! And would you believe it, I - who usually miss class like nobody's business - didn't go along with the family for the decorating course!!! THAT'S how much I love it :P

But to compensate not going, I made some stuff to send there, sturdy things, that would last for about a week's travel. I had my first experience with baking and decorating sugar cookies, and I must say, its HARD work! I am in serious AWE of people who do this as their career!!

Since I was sugar cookied out by the end of the 3rd day [that's right, I took 3 days], I made some simple cookies to go along with them! I had made these cookies a longgg time ago, so I simply got out my old recipe book, and whipped them up in less than an hour's time!


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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

3/4 cup [1 1/2 stick / 170 g] butter
1/2 cup [100 g] granulated sugar
3/4 cup [150 g] light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt - I usually omit this, since I use salted butter
2 1/2 cups [250 g] rolled oats - I uses quick cooking
1 cup [150 g] raisins

INSTRUCTIONS -

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C [350 F]
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat it all together.
  4. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Add to the butter mixture.
  6. Add in the oats, and raisins, and mix till incorporated.
  7. Drop onto greased cookie sheets and bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown [Mine took exactly 9 minutes]
  8. Cool on a cooling rack.

These cookies are FABULOUS! And soo easy to make. I almost always have a few frozen dough balls of this ready to be baked in the freezer. They satisfy all cravings. Just lean in closer to the monitor, a little more, and you'll be able to taste these. And if that doesn't work for you, then go right away to the kitchen, and bake these! It will barely take 10 minutes! You'll thank me later :P



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22 comments:

  1. Wow Avanika. When are you opening your own bakery? =)

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  2. That is a perfect handmade gift to send to someone!! Looks lovely!

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  3. Oatmeal cookies can solve just about any problem and make everything look brighter. :)

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  4. Oatmeal cookies are one of my favourites, especially when studded with raisins. These look wonderful and I like how you've packaged them up! :)

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  5. delicious! I love oatmeal cookies especially when speckled with raisins :)Nice treat!

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  6. Mmm, these look nice and moist. Bet they'd also be great with chocolate chips!

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  7. What beautiful cookies! I love oatmeal and raisins. So healthy and tasty...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. These looks gorgeous, havent baked with oats in long time, by the way i tried to add a comment yesterday but there was some problem

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  10. Is there anything better than a coconut cookie?! Well done!

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  11. These sound delicious! I love oatmeal cookies--I think it's because they have the illusion of being healthy. :)

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  12. I really did taste it :) Good looking coookies!!! :)

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  13. Beautiful cookies! Oatmeal raisin are such a classic -- who doesn't love them???

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  14. Divya - I love how much you flatter me :) :P

    Divya Vikram - Thanks! They really are! I got so many phone calls thanking me for them :D

    Valerina - They sure do!!

    Lorraine - Thank you so much! I posted the picture although it didn't come out too well!

    Natalie - Thanks!!!

    Palidor - You're a girl after my own heart! I've been wondering how they'd taste with chocolate chips since so long!! Must try it out!

    Rosa - With 1 and a half stick of butter, I'm not too sure about the healthy part, but they sure are tasty :)

    Parita - Thanks! What problem did you have? I saw your previous comment with random letters, I thought you were just feeling goofy!

    Creampuff - Huh?

    Liz - Me too. I was about to tag these as healthy, but the huge amount of butter caught me!

    Ria - Lol! How were they then??

    CookiePie - Thank you! I cant think of anyone :P

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  15. Did u use golden raisins?? They look so yummy!

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  16. Cassie - Yes I did. They are very common here! Thanks :D

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  17. MMmm, oatmeal raisin cookies are delish! yours look wonderful with the golden raisins.

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  18. YUM! A few chocolate chips would be awesome, too!

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  19. Jacque - Thank you! I love golden raisins, so I was especially happy with these!!

    Katrina - :D As I mentioned earlier, I'm totally planning on trying these out with chocolate chips!

    Faisal - Thanks.

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