Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Oatmeal Rasin Cashew Nut Cookies

Oatmeal Rasin Chocolate Cookies

150g plain flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
125g unsalted butter
80g light brown sugar
30g castor sugar
1 egg (room temperature)
¼ tsp vanilla extract
100g rolled oats
100g raisins
120g plain cashew nuts
Semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional, amount depending on preference)
(1) Prepare the raisins by adding water to a bowl and draining it immediately. Leave it to air in room temperature for about 2-3 hours. Pat dry the raisins before adding them into the cookie batter.
(2) Roast the cashew nuts in the oven at 180°C for a few minutes until it turns light brown. Chop the nuts to small bits.
(3) In a mixing bowl, whisk the plain flour and baking soda. Sieve the mixture and add salt. Set aside.
(4) Let the butter soften at room temperature in a separate mixing bowl.
(5) With an electric mixer, beat the butter at medium speed till smooth and creamy.
(6) Add in both types of sugar and continue to mix until the mixture becomes pale and fluffy.
(7) Add the egg and vanilla essence. Beat well.
(8) Add the flour mixture in batches of 2 or 3 to the creamed mixture using a spatula in a cutting and scraping motion.
(9) Stir in the raisins, cashew nuts, chocolate chips and oats. Mix well.
(10) Preheat the oven to 180°C.
(11) Drop the cookie batter onto the baking sheet and slightly flatten them with a spoon.
(12) Bake for approximately 12 minutes until the edges are light golden brown with the tops appearing to be a little under-cooked.
(13) Off the power to the oven and let the cookies sit in the oven for a further 2-3 minutes.
(14) Remove the cookies from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transfering them to cool off further on a wire rack.
(15) Be sure to store them in an air tight container.
(+) Relatively easy to make with little baking skills required.
(-) The cookies were crispy on the day I baked it but turned soft on the next day. I do hope it's due to the container that I had used to store it.
(=) Would be a fun activity to do with your young one on a rainy day!

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