Oaty lace biscuits

    33 min

    These buttery biscuits are incredibly delicious, crunchy and oh-so-moreish. One is never enough! Be sure to leave adequate room between the biscuits, as they spread a lot whilst baking.

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    Makes: 48 biscuits

    • 225g unsalted butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • 125g plain flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 80g porridge oats
    • 65g caster sugar for decoration

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:33min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.
    3. Sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; stir into the butter mixture. Finally, mix in the rolled oats.
    4. Roll dough into 2.5cm diameter balls. Place on prepared baking trays about 7.5cm apart.
    5. Dip the bottom of a glass in water and then in sugar, use this to flatten the biscuits. Sugar the glass as needed.
    6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, biscuits should be slightly browned. Store in an airtight container.

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    These were just delish! One problem -- I shall eat them all if I don't put them away quickly.  -  27 Oct 2011


    These biscuits are totally gorgeous. As I have a fan oven, I baked them at 160 degrees c instead and they came out crunchy just perfect. Everyone loves them!  -  03 Jun 2017


    These tasted beautiful - but there were major problems with the recipe. I tried making this 3 times. Each time, the resulting biscuits were too soft to hold together, and broke into 'biscuit bits'. They also spread ridiculously in the oven, and stuck to the sheet or baking paper, despite all measures after the first time to prevent this. The taste alone saved them, because it was so wonderful! But definitely needs tweaking so these make actual biscuits, not crumbs.  -  23 Oct 2012