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Palm Oil Free Treats - 1. Oatmeal Raison Cookies

Palm Oil Free Treats - 1. Oatmeal Raison Cookies

5th August 2011
Wild Orangutan

With ever increasing awareness about the negative effects that the palm oil industry is having on the environment, it remains a great shame that more and more everyday products seem to contain it. However, as companies are permitted to list it as "vegetable oil" in their ingredients consumers are unable to make an informed decision.

The worst thing for many consumer-level palm oil activists is not just the fact that basic products contain it, but also that those rare indulgences are now a thing of the past with palm oil found (but listed as vegetable oil) in all kinds of treats including chocolate, sweets, ice cream and numerous types of biscuit. So, at A-Z Animals we have prepared a number of palm oil free recipes for you to enjoy!


Treat 1: Oatmeal Raison Cookies

200g softened butter
200g light muscovado sugar
200g self raising flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
140g oats
50g raisons


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/356 °F/gas mark 6. Melt the butter gently in pan, stir in the sugar, self raising flour and eggs then add the vanilla extract and cinnamon. Mix well.
  2. Stir in the oats and mix well until the mixture hardens before adding the raisons.
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  4. Spoon a large dollop of the mix into your hands and roll into a ball. Flatten and neaten and place on a well-greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the tops are a golden brown. Place on a rack to cool. They can be kept for a few days if in an airtight container.
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