Soft oatmeal cookies

    25 min

    Soft, moist and flavourful, these oatmeal cookies are easy to make. Add sultanas, raisins, chocolate chips or nuts if you like.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 225g butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 250g quick cooking oats

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cream together butter, caster sugar and dark brown soft sugar in a large bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into the cookie dough mixture. Mix in oats. Cover and chill cookie dough for at least one hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease baking trays.
    3. Roll the dough into golf ball sized balls and place 5cm apart on prepared baking trays. Flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    Lovely recipe but calls for way too much sugar. 2nd time I made them I reduced the sugar considerably and my husband and friends applauded the result ☺  -  24 Jul 2017


    Easy to make and yields delicious cookies. I added about a half cup of dried cranberries and about a third cup of toasted, chopped walnuts. I baked 8 balls of dough (didn't flatten them) and refrigerated the rest of the dough to use in the next day or two. I also added more cinnamon than is called for, and a dash of nutmeg.  -  17 May 2017


    Easy and the best consistancy ive ever got my cookies to!! Put in slighty less oats, and half a cup of raisins, beautiful!!!  -  28 Jan 2013