I've got the NCT girls coming over this afternoon and after a long weekend at home the cake tin and biscuit barrel are rather bare. Last night I had a quick look through my various cook books and came up with this recipe for oat and raisin cookies from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook.
One thing I did notice when looking at the recipe was that it required 4 baking trays for 20 cookies. Now, I don't know about you I don't actually own four baking trays. Mr C thought I was a bit excessive having three, but seeing as my oven only has two shelves I couldn't work out how to fit four in the oven. I therefore halves the recipe and even making rather generous sized cookies still managed to make 22!
The dough was rather stiff which made mixing the sultanas (I couldn't find any raisins in the cupboard) in by hand rather difficult. They also seemed to require slightly longer than the 12 minutes that the book recommended. The finished result though was delicious. Slightly crisp on the outside, but soft and chewy inside. In fact just as you want a cookie to be! It'd definitely made me keen to try the other cookie recipes from the book, but again I think that halving the quantities may be the way forwards.