Don’t you just hate it when plans get cancelled at the last minute? I’m a super organised pre-planner so when a spanner is thrown into the mix, I get all out of whack!
Unexpectedly home alone on a Friday night and uncharacteristically not in the mood for a lazy dvd couch bomb, had me in a pickle. What to do with my night off?
Earlier in the day I had bookmarked the recipe for gorgeous oat and raisin cookies on Finski’s blog. I rummaged through the pantry to see if I had all the ingredients and found a packet of dried cranberries so I decided to get a little creative.
With my sister and her man (both vegans) coming for dinner the following night, I altered the recipe to be vegan friendly so I would have something impressive and delicious to treat them with.
Oat and cranberry cookies
2 cups plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
170g unsalted butter
1½ cups packed brown sugar
1 Tbs vanilla essence
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 160°c.
- Sift flour, bicarb soda, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add salt and combine.
- In a separate bowl melt the butter then beat with sugar for 1 minute.
- Slowly add the eggs and vanilla and beat until light.
- Fold the butter mixture into the flour mixture. Add the oats and cranberries stirring until combined.
- Roll the mixture into balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Cook for about 25mins.
I love the smell of baking cookies. What a perfect way to warm up on a cold and windy night!