Well here's the 1st of many to come inexpensive Christmas gifts ideas:
Oatmeal cookies, yeah you heard it and don't you dare twisting that sweet little button nose of yours ok I know they're old fashioned but it has a lovely light flavor; this recipe makes +- 18 large cookies so if you divide them by 3 (gift baskets, I'll explain a bit more about it later) it will give 6 amazing flavorful biscuits in each ;)
1 1/2 cups of oats
1 cup self raising flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
12 tablespoons of softened butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 table spoon of water
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
Preheat your oven at 180o C (350oF) with 2 racks evenly spaced. Now grab a bowl or use your stand mixer combine the oats flour, baking powder and salt, stir together; grab another bowl this time a bigger one using your electric mixer cream the butter until fluffy +- 1 minute slowly and while mixing throw in the sugar, when its all combined add the egg, the water and beat until thick and light 1 to 2 minutes +-, stir in the dry ingredients , the walnuts and raisins in order to make a thick dough.
Use 3 table spoons for each cookie patten to flatten it slightly, leave it in the oven for 15 minutes +- ( you need to have a peep every now and then, when they're golden on the sides they're done) let them cool for 3 minutes before placing them in absorbent paper and transfer them to a cooling rack after 5 minutes.
To gift wrap them they must
And that's about it really. Hope you enjoy this little wonders.
Thank you for watching. and see you soon with another great recipe/ gift .