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Ouma’s Secret Oat Meal Cookies

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    Ouma’s Secret Oat Meal Cookies

    Your chilhood comes back with these South African oatmeal cookies have loads of rolled oat, sweet raisins. First combine flour and cinnamon ; later on cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix both together and then fold in the oats and raisins.
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Servings 16 cookies


    • Measuring cups
    • Teaspoons
    • Table spoons
    • 2 mixing bowls ( one large, one medium)
    • Spatula
    • Baking Tray
    • Baking Paper
    • Oven


    • 4 oz Butter 115 gr in room temperature
    • 4 oz Sugar 115 gr If you want to use as gr
    • 3 oz Brown Sugar 85 gr If you want to use as gr
    • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 1 Egg
    • 3 oz All Purpose Flour
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
    • 1 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats 128g If you want to measure.
    • 2/3 Cups Raisins


    • Preheat your oven to 375oF (190oC)
    • Cut a big piece of baking paper and set aside.
    • Use a medium bowl to combine the dry ingredients, apart from the sugars. Set aside.
    • Use a large bowl to cream the butter, white and brown sugar together; add the egg and the vanilla and whip until combined
    • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix with a spatula until the flour has just absorbed, do not over mix.
    • Fold in the oats and the raisins.
    • Use a tablespoon measure scoop heaped tablespoons of the cookie dough onto your lined baking paper, leaving about 1 1/2 to 2 inches between the cookies.
    • Bake for about 9-10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown and slightly risen. Don't be tempted to bake for longer or you will loose the gooey center.
    • Allow the cookies to cool slightly before transferring on to a wire rack to cool fully.
    • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.
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