oatmeal cookies havermout koekjesWho doesn’t love a good, wholesome cookie? Preferably homemade. I sure do! Especially oatmeal cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are also great, but I don’t make them as often as I do the oatmeal kind. And no, not because oatmeal cookies are that much healthier (they’re not, really), but because I simply love them more. So much more ‘bite’, in my opinion. And anyway, who bakes cookies for health reasons? Not this girl! Long live sugar!

Really Good Oatmeal Cookies

Makes approx. 24 cookies

  • 100g soft butter
  • 130g unrefined cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 60g all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150g oats
  • 150g raisins
  • 60g mixed nuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking sheet with baking paper. Beat the butter and the sugar in a large bowl. Lightly whisk the egg with the vanilla extract and add to the butter and sugar while continuing to beat. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon into the bowl. Add the oats, raisins and mixed nuts. Stir everything well with a wooden spoon. Wet your hands and use a tablespoon to scoop out the dough. Shape into little cookies, place on the baking sheet and flatten them out a little bit with the back of a fork. Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes and allow them to cool completely on a rack so that they become nice and crunchy.

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