If I’m making cookies, usually the decision whether to add chocolate or not is not even questioned. In this case however, it really isn’t needed. (I know – blasphemy!)
These are seriously addictive; you can’t just have one. Go on, I dare you.
100g brown sugar (demerara or light brown sugar)
100g caster sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
220g self-raising flour (I used GF)
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground mixed spice
¼ tsp nutmeg
30g desiccated coconut
This recipe was a bit of an experiment of adding a bit of everything. If in doubt, I tend to put coconut in everything. I’m sure adding chocolate, nuts or anything else would work too.
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream the butter with both sugars. Whisk in eggs and vanilla.
Sieve in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground mixed spice and nutmeg. Whisk until incorporated.
Beat in the oats, then add the raisins and coconut. (I’m sure you could try adding in anything else here: chocolate, cranberries, nuts, etc.)
Shape the cookies and flatten slightly. I’d say I used about a tablespoon of the mixture per cookie… probably more. Use your best judgement.
Put them in the oven for about 10-15 mins. They will be pretty soft when you take them out so you have to leave them to cool for about 10 minutes before trying to take them off the parchment. I was impatient and tried to take one off immediately. I thought my experimental recipe had gone horribly wrong but they sorted themselves out after a few minutes.