Friday, October 1, 2010

Crispy Oatmeal Raisins Cookies



Dear husband recently has gastric problem that he cannot let his stomach empty for too many hours. Thus, I decided to bake him some cookies for him to munch as snacks in the office. This cripsy oatmeal raisins cookies caught my attention cos of the words "oatmeal" which is sound much healthier :P and "crispy". Although I still like chewy cookies but crisy texture is my preference :).



However, the cookies finished during weekend before he can bring to office and I was so lazy to bake another batch, so dear, next time ok :P.

Recipe adapted from My Baking Cottage.

Ingredients:
8 tbsp rolled oats
120g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
125g butter
120g granulated sugar (I reduced to 100g)
1 egg
3 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp milk

Method:
1. Sieve flour and baking powder.
2. Put oats, flour and baking powder together in a big bowl, add butter and mix together using the rubbing-in method or blend with pastry blender.
3. When mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add in sugar and raisins. Stir in egg.
4. Add 1 tbsp milk, continue mixing (The mixture should not be too wet. It should drop from a knife if shaken very sharply.
5. Drop the mixture by teaspoonful onto baking tin, allowing space for the cookies to spread.
6. Bake for 12-15 mins at 220°C (preheated) near the top of oven. Remove cookies while still warm.

Verdict?
The cookies turned a bit soft when cooled down, so I popped all back to the oven and baked for another 3 mins. Dunno why, the sugar didn't melt away, probably I need to use castor sugar instead but I find that not bad too as it gave the cookies extra crunchy bite. According to Aimei, the original name of this cookie is called butter oats cookie, she suggested to use the best butter for best result. Indeed, the cookies are crispy, fragrant and, a very delicious treats that I was not able to stop at one or two.

35 comments:

  1. Lovely oatmeal cookies. I like crispy version rather than chewy type. This looks good for me!

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  2. O, poor husband! You are so kind to bake these lovely cookies for him.

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  3. Oh yeah, or was it that the cookies are meant to be chewy?
    But in the end it's a matter of personal preference la.

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  4. Cookies! -nomnomnom-
    The cookies looks great and by the looks of it they seem very crispy.

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  5. 我很爱COOKIES的那阵香味~~
    你的看起来很酥,而且还照顾到营养喔:)

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  6. Cookies from oatmeal, it must be fragant! I always love to see the brownish colour of your cookies, while mine I don't know why sometimes look pale.

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  7. I ever bake cookies using oat, recipe from happy flour blog, and it is very nice...

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  8. These crispy cookies are perfect for tea or as a snack.

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  9. I also prefer crispy version rather than chewy type, few months back I baked a batch of chewy oatmeal cookies, no one wants to eat... sob sob... so now I wanna try this version.. hehe

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  10. ooh yum i love oatmeal cookies - crispy or chewy. these look really good!

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  11. I loved this healthy crispy cookies teat. :)

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  12. I love oatmeal cookies and I love raisins too. Best combination ever.

    I used to have bad gastric problem too. A kind of milk actually helps. Don't ask me why but i did as it was recommended by a doctor. If you want the name email me.

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  13. Hope your hubby gets better soon. Very sweet of u to bake him something to munch on plus it's healthy too! I like any kind of oatmeal cookies, crunch or chewy, I everything all eat, lol! I have this problem of unmelted sugar too, I guess caster sugar helps and also cream it longer with the butter before adding the dry ingredients. Anyway, looking forward to seeing another post from u. :)

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  14. I have the similar stomach problem...5-6 meals a day...these cookies look fabulous!

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  15. Love the color of your cookies.

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  16. Oatmeal cookies are so delicious! These look great!

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  17. Great Cookies for light snacking :)

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  18. Ooops.. I nearly miss out this one! Hope your hubby is fine now. Should take some gastric medicine and no chinese tea for a while or any spicy & sour food. Your cookies look great. I'm sure your huhby can eat dozens of them. hehe... Have a fantastic weekend.
    Kristy

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  19. Everytime I come here, I always feel that I need to bake something sweet...This is not good (for my waistline ;)!!)

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  20. Jess, I actually came to know oatmeal-raisin cookies as chewy cookies. Those are American, so they aren't crispy. These crispy sound like a good change!

    Make more for him la ... LOL!

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  21. I'm glad you like this recipe! :) Haha must make more next time!

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  22. I love this type of recipe. There's nothing better than a homemade cake/biscuit/slice with raisins!

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  23. I love cookies!! YUM! :) These look fab!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  24. Grace, me too prefer crunchy cookies :).

    Thanks Indie.Tea, I think my husband is lucky to have me as wife hahaha....

    Wendy, I love oatmeal cookies too. I am not sure whether the original recipe is chewy but the blogger who posted up the recipe stated is cripsy cookies.

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  25. Thank Jet and the cookies are very crispy :).

    鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝, this is the reason that I searched for oatmeal cookies recipes, sound more healthier :P.

    Yes DG, the cookies are very fragrant. If your cookies look pale, probably you can pop back to oven to bake a little longer.

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  26. Somewhere in Singapore, thanks for the info, next time I will try her recipe too.

    Yes Cheah, good to eat them alone too heeheehee...

    Neyeeloh, next time you can pop back to oven to bake the cookies longer, it may turn out cripsy. This was what I always did previously when I bought chewy cookies and no one interested.

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  27. Thanks LimeCake.

    Thanks Happy Flour.

    Edith, thanks for your info.

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  28. Thanks Bee Bee. We same same, both are the best wives hahaha... aiyo you sound like my daughter leh, love to eat everything :P. ok thanks for the tips, will do it next time.

    Thanks Angie. I dun ve stomach prob but I also takes 5-6 meals per day, in between main meal I will snack heeheehee..

    Thanks Lisa.

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  29. Thanks Karen.

    Elin, yes these cookies are great for snacking.

    Thanks Kristy, he is much better now.

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  30. Cooking Gallery, I am sorry but pls comes here often, you are not alone, I will be accompany you :P.

    Yes Madam Pei Lin, I will bake more next time heeheehee... Yes the oatmeal cookies mostly I have are chewy so when saw this at Aimei's, I immediately copied down :).

    Thanks Ellie.

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  31. Thanks Aimei, I will definitely bake more next time heeheehee....

    Brittany, I totally agree with you :).

    Thanks Mary, do drop by often :).

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  32. Yes, buddy, is easy to bake. Let me know when you wanna try it I will standby fo ru :).

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