Oatmeal cookies with raisins

oatmeal cookies with raisins recipe

Simplicity at it’s finest

When it comes to fika, few things beat a beautiful mushy, fresh pastry with a lot of details that you assemble and serve immediately. But you can not just have a fika with cupcakes, brownies and cakes – it’s too much. You need something simple, something with crunch, something that can’t be confused with a small meal.

There is also a special place in hell for the moments when an unexpected visitor drops by and I haven’t baked that day, which means that all there is to offer is a cup of coffee without anything edible (dreadful!). This is the main reason why you have to have things in the freezer that is quick to defrost – or as I prefer – which is excellent to eat straight out from the freezer, still cold.

Entré oatmeal cookies!

You can hardly find a simpler recipe that produces such a lovely result and I am willing to bet on that you already have most of the ingredients at home. Brown sugar is added to give the cookies a bit more character but if you prefer the traditional way substitute it for granulated sugar.

 

Oatmeal cookies with raisins

Time: 40 minutes

  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 50 g brown sugar (could be substituted with granulated sugar)
  • 100 g rolled oats
  • 0,5 tbs baking soda
  • 100 g raisins
  • 170 g butter (room temperatured
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C.
  2. Mix sugar, rolled oats and baking soda in a bowl.
  3. Add raisins and butter.
  4. Combine all to a dough, using your hands.
  5. Cover and let rest in fridge for 20 minutes.
  6. Divide dough into four equally big parts, roll each part and cut into 8-9 pieces per roll. If you have a scale each part should be approximately 16 g.
  7. Roll each part into a small bowl and place them on an oven tray covered with a parchment paper.
  8. Using your hands, gently press each ball to flatten them a bit (there should be 3-4 cm between each cookie) before baking them for 10-12 minutes or until cookies have crisp golden cover.
  9. Let cookies cool on oven grid before eating or storing in freezer.
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