Oat and Raisin Cookies – Rachel Allen Bake

This is the first recipe in Rachel Allen’s Bake cookbook and for a long time I didn’t get past that recipe in the book as they were so reliable and I could convince myself they were a healthy snack… They proved to be a particular favourite of Graham who put up our fence (180ft garden so he was working on the fence for quite a while)


  • 110g soft butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 110g soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp water
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g porridge oats
  • 110g self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 110g raisins


  1. Cream the butter and sugars together with a wooden spoon or electric whisk until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the egg, water and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the oats, flour, salt and raisins until you have a thick and stciky dough.
  4. Roll the dough into walnut sized pieced and place onto a lined baking sheet, spaced out.
  5. Bake at 180C for 15-20mins until light golden brown but still soft.
  6. Allow to cool for a few mins and then transfer to a wire rack.

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