Cookies are so simple to make and so easy to vary and create new flavours and textures. I found a great cookie recipe recently on Jamie Oliver’s website for gluten free cookies. So I got baking and created some new variations on the original theme.
Here is the link to the original Jamie recipe: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/recipe/gluten-free-oat-raisin-cookies/#osw2GeHae0mJLFAd.97
I made several batches for some hungry thespians, but went “gluten” as no-one eating was gluten intolerant. I also used some different kinds of raisins – golden and crimson raisins plus a few cranberries too. To some of the cookies I added roughly chopped white chocolate while to others I added chunks of dark chocolate. And for extra zing I drizzled some lemon icing over the top of the biscuits.
The method is so easy because it can be made without a mixer or food processor. The hardest part is melting the butter!
100g golden caster sugar (ordinary is fine too)
125g dark brown soft sugar
1 large free-range egg
200g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
100g raisins (golden or crimson are great) or use cranberries instead
200g rolled oats
50g roughly chopped white or dark chocolate
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tbls icing sugar