Pootle's 'hobnobs!' oat cookies

    30 min

    I adapted a recipe I found to make it quicker. I tweaked it slightly, and the finished result tasted remarkably like hobnobs. Really quick, easy recipe that my children both love to make and eat!

    East Midlands, England, UK
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    Makes: 9 biscuits

    • 100g soft margarine or butter
    • 100g demerara sugar
    • 100g plain flour
    • 100g rolled oats
    • 1 tablespoon maple flavour golden syrup

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly grease or line your baking sheet.
    2. Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy (it won't go very light as it's brown sugar).
    3. Stir in the flour and oats (no need to sieve flour - told you it was easy).
    4. Dollop in your maple syrup (I have used ordinary golden syrup before, the taste isn't as hobnobby but equally as nice).
    5. Squidge together - please note it is a crumbly dough but should stay together - roll or pat out to approx 5mm thick and cut out with your chosen cookie cutter. Place on your baking sheet.
    6. Bake on the middle shelf until crisp and golden, 12 to 15 minutes.

    Serving suggestion

    They are lovely warm, but they do crisp up more like regular hobnobs if left to cool - if they last that long!

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    I was looking for a last minute quick and easy recipe for a teatime treat and this fitted the bill completely. It was very quick and easy to make and they were delicious. I didn't have maple syrup so used golden syrup instead. I am afraid we couldn't wait for them to cool before we ate them so don't know what they taste like cold. They have already been requested for again thank you  -  30 Sep 2012


    Have made these twice now send time i cut the sugar down to half the amount still very yummy .. thanks for posting  -  25 Nov 2013


    Made these today, they were absolutely scrummy, going to try with chocolate chips next time.  -  11 Feb 2016