Fruity cookies

Fruity cookies

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes 20
This easy yet delicious recipe was whipped up by the Year 7 pupils from the Priory School in Suffolk

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal236
  • fat12g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.42g
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  • 200g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp thin-cut marmalade
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tsp ground ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 175g porridge oats
  • 200g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 175g dried fruit - try chopped glacé cherries, apricots and sultanas
  • 100g nuts, chopped (we used hazelnuts)


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix the marmalade with 2 tbsp boiling water. Stir into the creamed mix, then add the spices, oats, flour and baking powder. Mix in the fruit and nuts.

  2. Dust your hands and surface with flour and roll the dough into a long sausage shape. Cut into about 20 discs. Place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment, spaced out as they will spread. Bake for about 25 mins until golden brown.

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14th Apr, 2010
I made them using a dried berry mix of cherries. blueberries, strawberries, cranberries and raisins and they were delicious. As Sally mentioned chilling for a couple of hours wrapped in cling film makes them easier to cut. Also I cut the cookie dough in two kept one in the fridge and cooked the second batch the following day, would love to know if you could freeze the dough?
4th Sep, 2009
2nd Sep, 2009
I've just made these with my little boy and they're delicious. Lovely just out of the oven with a cup of earl gray. Will definitely be making these again!
23rd Aug, 2009
These were very easy to make and very good, the only thing I would say though was that it was not possible to roll my dough, I think it would have had to be chilled for a couple of hours for that, I just put heaped teaspoonfuls on a baking sheet ( and found that I made about 34 biscuits!) and they came out just fine. The marmalade adds an unusual but good twist to the flavour.


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