simple sunday

by thinhungrygirl

2012-03-09 18.16.52

simple sunday baking; chewy oat cookies

here’s a confession – i find baking cookies really hard. i know they’re supposed to be the easiest thing in a baker’s book but there’s something i never quite get right.

these little treats (oats again!) allow for a different texture to your regular cookies, something more unusual than your regular chocolate chip, and you can even pretend that they’re a little bit healthy due to the addition of raisins. however i wholeheartedly encourage you to play around with the ingredients as the humble chocolate chip works really well.

chewy oat biscuits – makes 24 small or 12 large biscuits

margarine = 125g/4 1/2 oz

caster sugar = 200g/7oz

1 large egg

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

white plain flour = 115g/4oz

wholemeal plain flour = 115g/4oz

3/4 tsp bicarb of soda

porridge oats = 40g/1 1/2oz

raisins/chocolate chips/sultanas = 100g/3oz

– preheat your oven to 180 & lay greaseproof paper on your baking tray

– beat together your sugar & margarine until light & fluffly

– beat in your egg & add vanilla extract

– add your flour, slowly, & your bicarb then stir well

– add your oats & fruit or chocolate then keep stirring!

– time to get messy –

– use your hands to shape the dough into your desired shape

– flatten slightly & place on greaseproof paper with gaps between your cookies

– bake for around 12-14 minutes or until crispy at the edges

– try one while warm, what’s the harm?

– leave to cool or repeat the above step until full2012-03-09 15.32.23