Chocolate and Raisin Cookies

A gorgeous diabetic treat from Donal Skehan.


  • 150 g margarine
  • 75 g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg (beaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 75 g plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 150 g rolled oats
  • 50 g raisins
  • 50 g chocolate chips (or chocolate cut into small pieces)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF/Gas 5).
  2. Cream together the margarine and sugar. Beat in the egg, 2 tablespoons water and the vanilla essence.
  3. Sift together the flour, spice and bicarbonate of soda, tipping any bran in the sieve into the bowl.
  4. Stir through the oats, raisins and chocolate, then stir into the egg mixture.
  5. Line baking sheets with greaseproof paper or baking parchment.
  6. Place walnut-sized pieces of the cookie mixture onto the baking sheets and flatten slightly with the back of a fork.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden.


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