Oatmeal Cookies

    5 hours 27 min

    These are basic oatmeal cookies. The cookie dough needs to be chilled as directed for best results. Instead of almond, you can use vanilla extract.

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    Serves: 30 

    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 150g butter, softened
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 125g plain flour
    • 250g porridge oats

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:5hr chilling  ›  Ready in:5hr27min 

    1. Combine all ingredients in order given. Refrigerate dough for several hours or overnight to get a thick consistency.
    2. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto lightly greased baking tray. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 12-14 minutes. Let stand 1 minute before removing from baking tray.


    You can try adding 150g raisins, sultanas, currants, dried cranberries or chocolate chips.

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    These cookies were GREAT. I did make a few alterations though - added 1 tsp of cinnamon and decreased the baking time to 10 mins. They remain soft and the cinnamon gives it a little extra umph!  -  25 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were delicious, however I made a few changes. First, I used 1/4 C MILK instead of 1/4 C water. Then I added 1/2 tsp salt with the dry ingredients. I also increased the flour to 1 1/2 C because I live at a high altitute (7200 ft). The dough was delicious! I cooked them on my baking stone for 11 minutes and they came out perfect.  -  20 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried this recipe...it tastes good but the cookies were crumbly not chewy...any ideas why.  -  26 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)