Energy Cookies

    44 min

    Oats, wheatgerm, sultanas and walnuts combine for cookies that are full of energy, sure to keep you going till supper! Great for camping or hiking.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 18 

    • 225g butter, softened
    • 220g light brown soft sugar
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 140g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 250g porridge oats
    • 60g wheatgerm
    • 200g sultanas
    • 150g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:24min  ›  Ready in:44min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, light brown soft sugar and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the oats, wheatgerm, sultanas and walnuts.
    3. Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared trays. Wet hands and flatten cookies slightly. Cookies should be about 2cm thick, and 6cm wide before baking.
    4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    I always like to have some kind of theme food when watching the Olympics. I made these cookies for the opening ceremonies of the Salt Lake Winter Games. The golden raisins and walnuts make them a nice variation of traditional oatmeal raisin cookies. I used a large Pampered Chef cookie scoop to drop my dough in golf ball-sized portions. I was pleased to get twice the expected yield--three dozen cookies, each four inches in diameter. Thirteen minutes of baking time was enough to produce soft, chewy cookies.  -  19 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely the best oatmeal raisin cookies I have every had. Have tried many recipes but none as good as this one. Everyone who has tried these had loved them too.  -  06 Apr 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are the best oatmeal type cookie I have ever baked. I grind the oatmeal in the blender and add ground flaxseed. I reduce the sugar by 45g and use wholemeal flour. Also, I use raw sugar instead of brown and white sugar. Everyone who has tried these cookies loves them. P.S. My oven bakes these in 17min.  -  22 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)