Oatmeal Cookies

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!

AuthorDebbieCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Get the kids baking with these healthier alternative (yes there's still sugar) to regular cookies.

oatmeal cookies
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
 225g butter (softened)
 140g sugar
 125g plain flour
 225g porridge oats
 Vegetable oil (for brushing over before baking)
1

Preheat the oven to 180c

2

Cream the butter, sugar and flour together

3

Add the oats and mix thoroughly

4

Form into small balls and place on greased baking sheets

5

Flatten each ball with a your fingers

6

Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes

7

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

8

Leave to cool on the baking sheet

9

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?

Ingredients

 225g butter (softened)
 140g sugar
 125g plain flour
 225g porridge oats
 Vegetable oil (for brushing over before baking)

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 180c

2

Cream the butter, sugar and flour together

3

Add the oats and mix thoroughly

4

Form into small balls and place on greased baking sheets

5

Flatten each ball with a your fingers

6

Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes

7

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

8

Leave to cool on the baking sheet

9

Break apart when hardened and place in an airtight container

Oatmeal Cookies

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