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?