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Oat-So-Simple Cookies

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Introduction

These are simple to make, 20 mins from start to finish near enough. They're also cheap to turn out hundreds as one bag of oats goes on and on.

These are simple to make, 20 mins from start to finish near enough. They're also cheap to turn out hundreds as one bag of oats goes on and on.

Ingredients

Serves: 15

Metric Cups
  • 100 grams porridge oats
  • 100 grams flour
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 100 grams butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or mixed spice)
  • 3½ ounces quick-cooking oats
  • 3½ ounces flour
  • 3½ ounces superfine sugar
  • 3½ ounces butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or mixed spice)

Method

Oat-So-Simple Cookies is a community recipe submitted by CookALot and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  1. Mix oats, flour and spice.
  2. Gently melt butter, sugar and syrup or honey in a pan. Combine well and then using 2 spoons form into balls evenly spaced on lined baking trays.
  3. Dampen a spoon and press each ball lightly.
  4. Bake for 15-20 mins til golden brown at 180. They will harden a little more when cooling so don't overcook.
  5. When out of the oven remove to a cooling rack after about ten mins.
  1. Mix oats, flour and spice.
  2. Gently melt butter, sugar and syrup or honey in a pan. Combine well and then using 2 spoons form into balls evenly spaced on lined baking trays.
  3. Dampen a spoon and press each ball lightly.
  4. Bake for 15-20 mins til golden brown at 180. They will harden a little more when cooling so don't overcook.
  5. When out of the oven remove to a cooling rack after about ten mins.

Additional Information

Raisins are good in these too. Also choc chips (although batter to cool slightly). Or some dessicated coconut...

Raisins are good in these too. Also choc chips (although batter to cool slightly). Or some dessicated coconut...

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What 7 Others have said

  • Mine turned out well! Maybe I'll take them out at 12minutes next time as slightly overdone but the were very nice. Nothing like flapjack at all I'm not sure why others have turned out like that! Covered ours in melted chocolate. Big hit with the hungry teen who wants me to make them again!

    Posted by TinasKitchen on 12th November 2020
  • Wish I'd read the comments before I baked these... waste of time and good ingredients. Don't do it!! Had nothing to take to morning tea... I followed the recipe exactly and this batch went straight in the bin after baking. You could try adding an egg... but I'd just find a new recipe.

    Posted by Em12345 on 11th June 2020
  • Mine turned out very well and were a huge hit with my friends and boyfriend. I added raisins, used maple syrup in place of honey and flavoured with sweet cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. I also used 50g soft brown sugar and 50g granulated sugar. I only got 11 out of the mixture though - some bigger than others.

    Posted by KStenson on 28th February 2020
  • Odd recipe. Very crumbly mixture as as someone else has said like a flapjack. Definitely nothing like the picture! Perhaps an egg is needed?

    Posted by CharlotteBake on 18th August 2019
  • This recipe made some very sweet & slightly crunchy flapjacks. Epic fail.

    Posted by Bobydk on 15th November 2016
  • These biscuits (sorry, for me cookies are soft, chewy things from the USA) are so easy to make it was actually quicker than nipping out to Waitrose for posh biscuits. I used ground almond in place of the flour as I had some in the cupboard that needed using up (only a year past its best by date) and a drop of almond essence instead of the spices. Delicious.

    Posted by londongirln19 on 3rd December 2015
  • Great recipe! So simple and the result was amazing. I added some nutmeg and allspice with the cinnamon and can see this recipe becoming a favourite!

    Posted by catharris on 13th July 2014
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