oatmeal cookies
oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal Cookies


April 1, 2013

It was a wet and windy day yesterday so the kids were pestering me to do some baking. In fact, I love baking with them on Sundays as I'm much more chilled about the inevitable mess that they will make and also then there's a nice (and usually semi healthy) treat for their lunch boxes for the next couple of days.

Our eldest daughter dug out a recipe for Oatmeal Cookies that she made at a Cookery camp over the summer at Source Sligo Cookery School here in Sligo.

We doubled the recipe (usually makes 30) as I suggested that we make them quite big, otherwise they tend to overcook in our super sensitive (which I still haven't really worked out yet) oven!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • 10 mins

    20 mins

    30 mins

  • Yields: 30 Cookies


225g butter (softened)

140g sugar

125g plain flour

225g porridge oats

Vegetable oil (for brushing over before baking)


Preheat the oven to 180c

Cream the butter, sugar and flour together

Add the oats and mix thoroughly

Form into small balls and place on greased baking sheets

Flatten each ball with a your fingers

Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes

If any of the cookies join together, gently separate them with the back of a knife

Leave to cool on the baking sheet

Break apart when hardened and place in an airtight container

The kids literally did everything here when preparing these. After teaching them how to use the new digital scales, they weighed out and mixed everything. All I did was put them in the oven (and help lick the spoons!)

I didn't realise how yummy they would be, they tasted almost like shortbread. On reflection, the recipe would have been even better if we'd included some raisins to add that chewy texture. In fact, they should keep for quite a long time if kept in an airtight container.

Let us know if you've made them and what you thought?



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