Saw this lovely cookie recipe of Amy from Amy's Baking Diary. With most of the ingredients ready in my kitchen, I went ahead to bake them but substituting cherries with a combination of cherries and raisins. These cookies were aromatic while baking in the oven. This is one of the two cookies that I managed to do from the long list of must try cookies shared by many food bloggers. Sorry the rest would have to wait as I'm afraid my 'mood' may spoil a good recipe.
Like what Amy said, these cookies are crunchy and the aroma from the sesame seeds was nice. Definitely worthwhile to bake more next time.
Recipe Source - Amy's Baking Diary [recipe from Allan Bakes] with slight modification
[makes 80 pieces]
120 gm plain flour
1 tbsp wholemeal flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt
120 gm unsalted butter - room temperature
60 gm castor sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
140 gm quick cooking oats
140 gm cherries [I add some raisins] - diced
- Sift both types of flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt together. Add back the wheat bran into the flour mixture. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until light and creamy [about 6 minutes].
- Add egg and vanilla essence and continue to beat until well combined [about 20-30 seconds].
- Gradually fold in the flour mixture [about 20 seconds].
- Stir in the oats and cherries/raisins and mix well.
- Shape dough in small balls and coat with mixed sesame seeds. Arrange cookies on a lined baking tray leaving some space in between cookies. Press lightly to flatten cookies.
- Bake cookies in preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes [original recipe is 160 degrees C for 20-25 minutes.
- Leave cookies in baking tray for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack. Store in airtight container.