I love baking... so satisfying and you get so much gratitude for a little bit of measuring and mixing.
I made cookies last week but they flopped. Not so satisfying. They merged together in a most annoying way and didn't have that satisfying snap when you bit into them. The boys loved them regardless (see? gratitude) but I wanted them to be better.
Then I watched Ina the next day and she had almost the same cookie recipe with a few tweaks and this one worked. She's a genius or maybe I was just paying more attention...
Ina's raisin and pecan nut cookies.
- 1 1/2 cups pecans roasted and chopped
- 130g unsalted butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 2 extra large eggs at room temp
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tspn baking powder
- 1 tspn ground cinnamon
- 1 tspn salt
- 3 cups rolled oats or oatmeal
- 1 1/2 cups raisins
Spoon on to a baking tray using a tablespoon or as Ina helpfully suggests an ice cream scoop. Bake for 12-ish minutes until they look like they should. Cool on a baking rack.
Lovely. Roasted pecans for a bit of crunch but nothing a two year old would choke on. A touch of cinnamon but not enough to turn off a five year old. A little too nice perhaps. I had to quickly put them in the freezer for school lunches so that I wouldn't eat them all...
By the way the secret to my success might have been this new gismo that my mother kindly gave me a few weeks ago. I love it! Thanks Mum. x