Oat Cookies

A glorious, easy and versatile recipe, which featured in the Let's Cook Local Recipe Book, the practical cookery project for young parents

Serves 6 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

120g Butter or Margarine
225g Brown Sugar
½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
1 Egg
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
185g SR Flour
80g Coarse Oatmeal
65g Dried fruit e.g. Raisins, Chopped Figs, Sultanas, Cranberries


  1. Set oven to Gas 4, 180°C and line baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment
  2. Cream margarine and sugar together
  3. Beat the egg and then gradually add to the mixing bowl, beating well
  4. Mix salt, cinnamon and soda to the flour
  5. Add flour mix to the creamed mixture and then mix in the oatmeal and dried fruit so everything is evenly distributed
  6. Divide into teaspoon sized balls and place 4cm apart on the baking sheet
  7. Bake 5-8 minutes.  Do not burn.  
  8. Stand 2 minutes then lift onto a cooling rack using a fish slice.


Try using different dried fruits and spices for alternative tastes

If you do not have coarse oats in the house and do not want to buy them porridge oats can be a substitute

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