For the Cookie Monster
The nagging reached a certain crescendo last weekend and I found myself in the kitchen weighing the usual suspects of flour, butter and sugar. As my Cookie Monster will only allow rolled oats to enter his diet in the form of cookies, I normally make oatmeal cookies. This time around, I added raisins (instead of chocolate chips) and for experiment sake, some Chocolate-flavoured Horlicks malt powder (out of a complimentary promotion pack). Ended up with fragrant slightly chewy (soft-centered) cookies which I like! Cookie Monster has been placated for the moment, or at least until the cookie jar empties again!
If you are interested to try your hands at these 'no-sweat' cookies:
- Cream 1/2 cup of brown sugar and half a block of softened butter (125g) in an electric mixer until light and creamy.
- Add 1 egg to the mixture and stirred until mixed thoroughly.
- Add 1 and 1/2 cups of plain flour, 1/2 cup of Horlicks powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 cup of rolled oats and 1/2 cup of raisins to the bowl and mix to combine.
- Drop 1 heaped tablespoon of the cookie mixture on the baking trays lined with baking paper and flatten slightly each heaped mixture.
- Bake in a preheated 160C oven for about 20 minutes or so.
- Remove and cool on wire racks before storing in an air-tight container.
- This recipe makes about 25 to 30 cookies depending on how heaped your tablespoon of cookie mixture is!