Bumper oat cookies

Bumper oat cookies

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(32 ratings)

Ready in 45 - 50 minutes


Makes 18
Oaty, chewy, spicy cookies - ready in under an hour and great for tea time

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per cookie

  • kcal236
  • fat10g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 175g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175g demerara sugar
  • 100g golden syrup
  • 85g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 250g porridge oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g each of ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped and stem ginger, chopped
  • 75-80g pack dried sour cherries
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 medium egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan160C/gas 4. Line several baking sheets with baking parchment or non-stick sheets. Warm the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a large saucepan over a medium heat until the butter has melted. Stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, oats, cinnamon, dried fruits and ginger, then the water and finally the egg. Leave to cool until easy to handle.

  2. With dampened hands, shape the mixture into 18 large balls, then flatten them onto the baking sheets – allowing plenty of space for spreading – and bake for 15-20 mins until golden. (This will give a soft, chewy cookie. For a crisper one, reduce the heat to 160C/fan140C/gas 3 and bake for a further 5-10 mins.)

  3. Allow the cookies to cool on the trays briefly, then lift onto to a cooling rack. Will keep in an airtight container, separated with baking parchment, for up to 1 week.

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Comments (35)

zoe1986's picture

very yummy! I'll definitely make them again!!!

ericax's picture

these were really good. i changed the ingredients a bit by adding apricots and chopped up dates and a few bran flakes as well as the oats. mine turned out thicker than the picture which meant they were more like an oat cake but were really nice to come to after a cold walk out with the dog!

nicolac4028's picture

Very yummy...........played around with the ingredients a bit each time I have made these to suit what I have in the cupboard, and they have always been really good. Fantastic for lunchboxes.

bethocallaghan's picture

Really - yummy - mixture was slightly runny so was a bit worried but they turned out well.

cookiecat's picture

The family loved these. My son took them to school in his lunch box. I used mixed dried fruit instead of the apricots and ginger and cranberries in place of the sour cherries. Whilst delicious, they were too big so when I make them again I will make them smaller.

annie01332's picture

D'oh - ignore that! Just re-read the recipe!

annie01332's picture

How much stem ginger?

ljwarrington's picture

very simple to make and look and taste lovely! will make again!

kickingkatie's picture

Made these as a fathers day present - went down well with the whole family (they do spread though! I'll make smaller balls next time!)

mgdafydd's picture

mmm lovely! Didn't have golden syrup, but found malt extract, worked well! Used cranberries instead of cherries.

katgonewest's picture

I also changed golden syrup to maple - a lot cheaper! - and added crystallized ginger instead of ginger stem, and mixed dried fruit instead of apricots- DELICIOUS!

mookii's picture

I made these cookies changed the syrup to maple did 2 parts dried fruit added pine nuts and a little cumin very very yummy

fionak's picture

These were ok although I thought the mixture was a bit sloppy...not the best cookie i've had.

mariogu's picture

very chewy and delicious, my friends love it

davidcassidy's picture

really yummy - the children love them


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