I was feeling sad today , its come upon me a bit suddenly this time , I wasn’t really prepared things have been hectic recently and suddenly calmed down so I needed something meditative , mixing together ingredients that would fill the flat with sweet smells .
I wanted these to be big chunky cookies I had some recently in London at the Kings Fund from the Byron Bay Cookie Company that tasted lovely even at 1.50 each .
The cookies turned out deliciously crunchy on the outside light on the inside , these I think may become a regular on my fantasy cafe menu , may try making them with chocolate chunks or ginger so watch this space
Oatmeal Coconut and Raisin Cookies
Makes 12 large cookies
150g plain purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 heaped tablespoons of raisins
4 heaped tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
4 heaped tablespoons of flaked coconut
50g of dark brown sugar
50g caster sugar
50ml of sunflower oil
Preheat the oven to 190degC
Beat together the oil and eggs
Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt.
Mix in the raisins and coconut
Drop a rounded tablespoon ( or use an ice cream scoop a la Nigella ) of the mixture onto a baking sheet covered with baking paper about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 15 minutes until the cookies are browned all over
Remove from the oven and allow to cool