Raisin + Condensed Milk Cookies

If, like me, you simply cannot enjoy a cup of tea or coffee without a delicious cookie for dunking into your hot brew, then this recipe is just for you!

I have taken inspiration from Carnation for my Raisin and Condensed Milk Cookies. The website has a great collection of online recipes that feature condensed milk in some way or another; from hot and cold puddings, to baked cakes and sweet treats. This is where I stumbled across the most amazing cookie recipe I've ever had the pleasure of baking and eating! Whenever I decide to bake something sweet, I tend to fashion up a chocolate sponge or lemon drizzle cake, only because my cookie recipes have always turned out pretty disastrous in the past. They'll either be too dry, too crumbly, or even too sweet and sickly. So, finding a cookie recipe that literally turns out the perfect biscuit every time has been something of a revelation!

*I have copied the recipe directly from Carnation* The ingredients you'll need are:

225 g butter, softened

225 g caster sugar

170 g tube Carnation Condensed Milk

200 g oats

150 g self raising flour

½ tsp cinnamon

150 g raisins

Firstly, preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Next, mix together the butter, sugar and Carnation condensed milk in a mixing bowl.

The ingredients will form a thick, sticky consistency.

Now add the rest of the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly. 

This takes a bit of elbow grease, but you want to make sure all of the ingredients are evenly combined before rolling into balls and placing on a baking tray.

Now there's just the easy job of rolling the mixture out into even sized balls, roughly the size of a golf ball. Once prepared, place them onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment, leaving a little space between each one as they will spread during cooking.

Pop into your preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes.

Crunchy and crumbly on the outside and slightly gooey and soft in the centre, every bite leaves you craving more (which can be dangerous on the waistline, so go easy on them).

When I've baked a batch, admittedly I do turn into a bit of a cookie monster and eat one at any given occasion! Good luck!