Eleanor Cheetham

Orange and Raisin Cookies Recipe

Eleanor Cheetham
Orange and Raisin Cookies Recipe


I've been making variations of these cookies for some time now, but I do like to mix it up a bit when I get the chance.  Today I added orange juice and zest for a fruitier flavour, and I'm pretty happy with the results - they're also the easiest bake you can possibly imagine.  I urge you to give them a go...

Orange and Raisin Cookies
3oz/85g self-raising flour
3oz/85g caster sugar
3oz/85g oats
3oz/85g butter or margarine
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp orange juice
Zest from 1 orange
Handful of raisins
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 356°F.
  2. Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper and lightly grease.
  3. Add all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and mix.
  4. Add the butter, honey and orange juice to a pan and slowly heat until melted.
  5. Take the pan off the heat and add the dry mix.  Stir well.  At this point you can add more orange juice or more oats as necessary - you want a sticky consistency.
  6. Add the raisins to the mix.
  7. Spoon the mixture onto the baking tray - it should make approximately 9 cookies.
  8. Cook for 10-12 minutes until golden.
  9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


I've tried these cookies with chocolate chips and with golden syrup instead of the honey, but I think this recipe is my favourite so far.  Let me know if you have any suggestions for alternative ideas!

Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.