In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, bicarb, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the oats and dried fruit. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased baking tray.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
For a really decadent treat, you can use chocolate chips and nuts instead of fruit.
Have made these several times now. Very quick and easy to throw into the oven whilst cooking the family meal. They do use quite a lot of fat so I try to cut it back a bit and add extra mixed fruit. Only problem is, they are too tempting so I soon have to make more! - 06 Nov 2011
Amazing, taste divine, I had to be very careful removing them from the tray as they break easy, however, i'm hoping they are suitable for freezing as I can use the broken ones as a delicious apple crumble topping - 12 Apr 2015