Slightly spiced, with just the perfect texture. Oatmeal cookies are so nostalgic for me, I think when I was younger I thought they were "healthy" and didn't want a bar of them, but now I love them for the depth of flavour but particularly all the textural goodness. I use sultanas in these (I prefer their softness to raisins) but you could swap that for choccy chips if you prefer.
165g butter, browned
125g brown sugar
50 caster sugar
1 egg & 1 egg yolk
65g oats (I just use porridge oats)
30g desiccated coconut or coconut thread
125g sultanas or raisins
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Start by browning the butter. Place butter in a pot on medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes. First the butter will separate, then after what feels like an eternity, it will start to foam with lots of bubbles. Then the foam will settle and you will notice the butter going golden brown with flecks in it. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl, allow it to cool for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line oven tray with baking paper.
In a seperate bowl, mix together the flour, oats, coconut, sultanas, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
Once the butter has cooled, whisk in the brown sugar and caster sugar. Then whisk in the egg and egg yolk.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and use a spatula to fold together. Set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Use a cookie scoop or heaped tablespoons to dollop cookie dough onto a tray, leave lots of space as they spread a lot (I did 6 at a time). Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden. The cookies will come out of the oven all spread out, this is normal. You can use a large cookie cutter or cup to place around the hot cookie (as soon as it comes out of the oven) shuffle the cookie cutter around the cookie in circular motions to even out the sides and create a perfect circle shape.
Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
My personal opinion is that these taste better the next day when they’ve fully set, but that doesn’t mean I won’t eat a warm one straight from the oven.