Oat, Raisin & Macadamia Nut Cookies – My Family Ties

Have you been following along with the Great British Bake Off 2015? We are all hooked even the kids and in homage of the this weeks biscuit week I am sharing one of our favourite cookie recipes. I’m not sure if it’s the same for biscuits and cookies to be included but these deserve to shared as they are a perfect afternoon treat and easy to make too.

This Oat, Raisin and Macadamia Nut recipe reminds me of Australia where we lived a few years ago, and we used to collect macadamia nuts from the tree in our garden to make these yummy cookies, I have so many happy memories of making these with my girls. They are so simple to make and you can substitute your favourite nuts in place of the macadamia nuts if you prefer. If you just very roughly chop the macadamia nuts in preparation for adding to the cookies I think they work the best as you get a more nutty crunch, but just adapt to your own taste. For all the tea and coffee drinkers who love to dunk their biscuits these make a perfect cookie for dunking! 

Oat, rasin and macadamia cookies

Oat, rasin and macadamia cookies

Oat, rasin and macadamia cookies
Oat, rasin and macadamia cookies


  • 170g softened unsalted butter
  • 320g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 255g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 150g oats
  • 150g rasins
  • 150g macadamia nuts roughly chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 180C / gas mark 4 and prepare a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a food mixer of electric hand held mixer until pale and light.
  • Add the egg and the oil slowly until combined.
  • Scrape the sides down with a spatula and mix, then add the sieved flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and cinnamon until smooth.
  • Add the oats, raisins and macadamia nuts and mix until combined.
  • The cookie dough will be quite thick which is what you want, next using your hands and an ice cream scoop or large spoon for even sized cookies, roll into small balls and flatten down with your hands onto the baking sheet leaving plenty of room in between the cookies to allow for them spreading.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until they look light golden brown and the top of the cookies feel firm to the touch.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer onto a wire rack to cool, once cooled they can be stored in an air tight container.
Serve and Enjoy!

Oat, rasin and macadamia cookies

Oat, rasin and macadamia cookies

Oat, rasin and macadamia cookies

Oat, rasin and macadamia cookies


The Great Denby Bloggers Cake Off

I am also linking this recipe up with a fabulous competition from Denby that they have with bloggers, take a look at the competition page for all the information here I loved baking this recipe and it was my daughters who encouraged me to enter this particular recipe to the competition as they love it so much! 

Good luck to all the bloggers who have baked some tasty treats for the #DenbyBakeOff and I look forward to seeing who has won the wonderful prizes they have for the winners. 


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  1. August 17, 2015 / 11:24 am

    If these taste as good as they look, you should sell them!

    • August 19, 2015 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Stevey! My girls say they are the best but they are a little biased haha!

  2. August 17, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    They look and sound delicious, I love things with nuts in, and also raisins as they give a little moisture – how's a girl supposed to lose weight with all these scrumptious things to eat??!

    • August 19, 2015 / 10:30 am

      Thank you Diane, I know what you mean I have been baking so much over the last few weeks that I threw out the diet for a while!

  3. August 19, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    Oh they look delicious! 🙂

    Congrats on winning the Silver mushroom comp this week – very well deserved!

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • August 19, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you so much Jenna 🙂

  4. August 23, 2015 / 11:10 pm

    Wow, these sound amazing. Will definitely be giving them a go!

    • August 25, 2015 / 10:02 pm

      Thanks so much Claire let me know how you get on 🙂

  5. Annie Costa @LaaMoii
    October 17, 2015 / 7:19 am

    Oooh yum, will have to try this sometime!

  6. LTabstar
    November 1, 2015 / 7:19 am

    Oh my! Macadamia nuts are my favourite! These look yummy!

  7. January 17, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    These look yummy

  8. March 10, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    These look delightful
    Always love new recipes that are easy to follow
    Love Denby too