Oatmeal cookies

It’s been long and hard day full of dull work and no play. To cheer things up and make the outside foggy day slightly better, I took up some old goody recipes. Woolly porridge with well fried pork cubes and simple carrot-apple salad seems to do the trick, but as it is Saturday night, one always needs something extra.

So some oatmeal cookies!

(makes about 20)

175 g butter

3/4 cup of white sugar

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup of flour

1 teaspoon of powder ginger

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of rounded oatmeal

1/2 cup of Indian nuts (or any that you have at home)

1/2 cup of raisins

Begin with turning the oven to 175 C and then chopping the nuts. Put in separate dish together flour, baking soda, salt and ginger.  I used 200 ml cup for measuring.


Cream together butter and sugars.  Mixture in the egg.  Add in two or three portions the flour mix, mixing in each one completely. Add oatmeal, nuts and raisins.

The mixture should be thick enough to make balls. I thought long how big they should be. After few trials, I realized that it is exactly the size of the hole if you make the OK sign, so see the image and figure it out ;).

Set the balls on baking paper, patting them slightly flat, with 5 cm between each (so about 6 per tray) and pop in for about 15 minutes. They fall completely flat. Let them cool before moving around and enjoy!

Getting anyone to taste the first one was a trial. We don’t usually make flat cookies at home, so they thought it had gone terribly wrong. Even the dog stared at me with her “are you serious?” look and neatly turned her nose away. But after I convinced them that that’s how they should look and they tasted it (the dog was force fed, sorry), it took just an hour for half of them to disappear and when I went to bring some extra, I was met with long necks by every living soul in the room.

Will make them again for sure! 🙂


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