Lovely Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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Lovely Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Lovely Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, packed full of sweet spices, juicy raisins and good old fashioned oats.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: cookies/biscuits
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 -20 cookies
Author: Emma

Ingredients

  • 140 grams raisins 1 cup
  • Warm water to cover raisins
  • 105 grams unsalted butter 1/2 cup
  • 55 grams dark brown sugar 1/3 cup
  • 100 grams light brown sugar 1/2 cup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 60 mililiiters golden syrup 1/4 cup
  • 180 grams plain / all purpose flour 1 and 1/2 cups
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 180 grams rolled oats 2 cups

Instructions

  • In a small bowl measure out your raisins and cover them in warm water and place them to one side.
  • Cream the butter and sugars together until they are well combined this will take about a minute in a stand mixer.
  • Add in the egg, vanilla extract, golden syrup and mix until everything is combined.
  • Sieve in the the flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and also add in the oats. Mix on a low speed until everything is just combined.
  • Drain the raisins and pat them dry with some kitchen paper.
  • Stir them in by hand gently until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter. Place the batter in the fridge and rest the dough for at least 30 minutes (But up to 2 days).
  • After you have chilled your dough preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4.
  • Roll your cookie dough into balls, you are looking for them to be about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons in size. Place the balls on a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart and give them a slight press down to help flatten them a little but not totally.
  • Pop them in the oven and take them out after 10 minutes, they should be a light golden colour with the edges a little darker then the centres. Allow them to sit on the hot tray for a few minutes before removing them to a cooling rack.
  • Kept in an airtight tin these cookies will last for 5 days.

Notes

*The Sugar is only lightly packed into the cups.*The reason we soak the raisins is to help plump them up so they are nice and juicy.*These cookies only need a short chilling time, 30 minutes is enough time for the dough to stiffen up a little there is no need to chill further but the batter will be fine if you keep it in the fridge, covered for up to 2 days.*Corn syrup can be used in place of golden syrup but the cookies may not turn out as sweet as the original recipe calling for golden syrup.