Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

Here’s a recipe for making oatmeal and raisin cookies. The ingredients are the same as I was given but the method has been simplified somewhat.


175g butter
1/4 tsp salt (if butter unsalted)
160g light brown sugar
130g caster sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp baking soda (known to work without)
3/4 tsp baking powder
160g plain flour

170g rolled oats
200g raisins


  1. Using one bowl, add everything up to and including the plain flour
  2. Mix the contents together
  3. Add the oats and the raisins
  4. Mix the contents together
  5. Drop dough on to an ungreased baking sheet with a 5cm gap between blobs
  6. Bake at 190°C for 10 minutes (in a fan assisted oven)
  7. Leave to cool