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Aunty Hilary's Oat and Raisin Cookies

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These are quite possibly my favourite cookies in the world, mainly because they are the cookies of my childhood. I now cook them for my family and the smell takes me straight back to being in the kitchen with my mum when I was little. And the oats and raisins make them pretty good for you too! They make great breakfast treats for my husband when he commutes into London and are perfect for taking to school for hungry, tired little ones at the end of the day.

I can't quite remember who Aunty Hilary is but I think she has some connection with my Aunty Di. She's not my real Aunty but she is a very special person and was quite simply the best babysitter in the whole wide world.

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Aunty Hilary's Oat and Raisin Cookies

Heat the oven to 190c

Mix up in a big bowl:

80z plain flour

8oz oats

8oz brown sugar

8oz butter

Raisins (freestyle to suit taste)

Ground ginger (1-3 teaspoons...to suit taste - more for grown-ups, less for little ones in our house)

Cinnomon (1 teaspoon)

Three tablespoons of golden syrup

Roll it all together in a big ball and make into flat cookie shapes on lined baking sheets. We like large cookies but you might like smaller ones.

Cook for 10-15 minutes depending on your cooker and how soft or crunchy you like your cookies! When you take them out of the over allow them to cool a little before moving them off the baking sheets as they will still be soft.

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Enjoy with a cup of tea and a sit down! x

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