Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies

And we get to Sweet and Simple Bakes to start the month on a great note. My favorite cookies in the world are oatmeal raisin and what better way than to add chocolate to it? They were, in short, fantastic! Do try this at home.

Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies

(recipe from Sweet and Simple Bakes - I changed it a little bit)

1/2 cup Butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup Caster Sugar
1/2 cup Soft Brown Sugar
1 Egg
2 tbsp Water
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 1/4 cups Rolled Oats (the recipe was for 9 oz or 1.12 cups, but I added more to get it to a dough consistency)
1 cup Self-Raising Flour (again, the original recipe called for 1/2 cup or 4 oz, and I had to add more)
1 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Raisins

Preheat the oven to 180 deg C or 350 deg F.

Cream the butter. Add both sugars and beat until fluffy.
Add the egg, water and vanilla and beat well, until creamy. Now add the oats, flour and salt and beat on slow until blended. Fold in the chocolate chips and raisins until thoroughly combined.

At this point, I had a bit of a problem. You have to roll it into walnut-sized balls - but I couldn't roll it at all because it was really really sticky, which is why I added that extra flour and oatmeal that I mentioned above.

Okay, so now roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Keep them slightly apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or golden brown and slightly soft in the middle. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Thanks again, Rosie and Maria for a winner recipe!

Other cookies on this blog: Double Chocolate Chip, Potato Chip Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Cookies, Butter Cookies and Savory Cookies. Yeah, looks like there's way way too many cookies on here!!


Priya said...

Fabulous, healthy n tempting cookies!

Chitra said...

Lovely cookies arundhati:)

Shree said...

Great cookies Arundati :) I have never tried out baking oatmeal cookies. Will try this one soon

Maria♥ said...

Your cookies turned out great!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again.


Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy cookies

sharada said...

The cookies look tasty & crunchy.Even i tried a similar one but substituted oatmeal with wheat germ.
first time in ur blog...nice blog

Alka said...

I had just ate such types of cookies once at Cafe coffee day, but i did liked its flavor,though i hardly eat sweet cookies or biscuits.But yeah oatmeal surely attracts my attention than plain Maida(all purpose flour)
Thanks for sharing the recipe :-)

Asha said...

I posted a similar one today, with White Chocolate. Looks great, plump and yummy! :)

Suparna said...

I love oatmeal cookies, this was one of the first recipes that I tried in my baking advent :) u've got them perfect.lovely click.

Passionate About Baking said...

Just saw these at Rosie's. Very nice indeed. I love oat cookies & these look YUM!!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Arundathi, your cookies look wonderful - you've done a great job!

Thanks so much for taking part this month at S&SB and I do hope you will join us again next month.

Rosie x

Bharti said...

I love oatmeal cookies...these sound and look yum. All you need is a cold glass of milk to wash it down.

Madhumathi said...

The cookies look soo yumm..I always love the combo of choco chips n oatmeal!

myspicykitchen said...

you finally got it... cookies look perfect...

Lisa said...

Now I'm craving cookies, though I'm mostly a savory type of gal!

Uma said...

The cookies have turned out so well! Looks so mouth-watering :)

Superchef said...

they are soo goood!!! love cookies n the oatmeal kinds are my fav!

edith said...

These are lovely isn't it?

Vera said...

These do look pretty fantastic!

Vibaas said...

that looks sooo good. i'm gonna try this if and when my oven gets fixed!! :(

Karen said...

Hi there,
thanks for stopping by my blog. I must admit i have been silently stalking your blog. I love how most of you recipes are vegan :)

Your cookies look good. I think i know why you the dough was too sticky, i had the same problem. We used instant oats. I tried the recipe again with the normal cooking oats and the batter was actually much much harder.

missmallory said...

Gorgeous post here!
I agree, fantastic recipe!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog as well, it was nice to see you there!

a sofa in the kitchen

Arundathi said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Maria and Rosie, thanks again for a great recipe. Looking forward to next month's challenge!

Karen - I have unintentionally been making vegan food!! :-) Actually a lot of Indian food is vegan, I think. Thanks for stopping by. I used rolled oats, but you're right, the consistency of the oats must've been the culprit.

Holler said...

I Love chocolate and raisins together in cookies and muffins and banana bread and........., well you get the picture! Lovely, lovely cookies :)

Anonymous said...


you have a great blog here with nice pics. I just discovered it and have been checking out all the previous posts too. Just wish you had an index too. That would really help navigating without having to go back and forth searching for recipes.

Arundathi said...

Holler - Thank you so much!

Anonymous - I know - I'm wondering how to incorporate that since Blogger doesn't have that as a feature. Will figure something out. Thanks.

Katiecakes said...

Yum!! I wish I made mine with rasins :)

Katie xox

Arundathi said...

Katiecakes - the raisins and chocolate were great together!

Illona said...

Great looking cookies. See you at the next bake!

Arundathi said...

Illona - Thanks. See you there :)

Jude said...

Oatmeal cookies easily have the best texture of any cookies out there. Always a pleasure to bite into a freshle baked one.

Arundathi said...

Jude - yes, it really is one of the best cookies out there.

Ishani said...

Great cookies there.... They must be tasting really good with the oats too..

Arundathi said...

Ishani - Yup it gives the cookies a really chewy texture

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