Plain Oatmeal Cookies

    25 min

    'Plain' is sometimes nice, isn't it? These oatmeal cookies are made without the usual additions of nuts, raisins and chocolate so that you can enjoy a nice, simple oat cookie!


    Berkshire, England, UK
    19 people made this

    Serves: 48 

    • 175g butter or margarine, softened
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 175g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 150g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 250g porridge oats

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

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. In a large bowl beat the butter or margarine, caster sugar and dark brown soft sugar together. Add the eggs, beating well.
    3. Stir together the flour, bicarb, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until blended. Stir in the oats. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking tray.
    4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges begin to brown.


    You can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to add a little extra flavour, if desired. Likewise, you can omit the hint of cinnamon if preferred, or use nutmeg instead.

    Not in the mood for plain?

    You can add 275g of chocolate chips, sultanas, currants or raisins (or a mixture) in with the oats, if desired. Bake as directed.

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    i made these biscuits and used greaseproof paper no problem,they were delicious  -  06 Jan 2013


    These cookies deffinatley need to go on a greased tray I followed the recipe and I ended up with crisp like cookies that are not even that tasty!!!!  -  30 May 2012


    These were so easy to make, did them all in my food mixer, then just spoon on to your baking trays, I lined one baking tray and the other one was a silicone one, so no need for anything on that one. I only did half of the recipe and that still made 32. They are lovely I will make them again. We had them with cheese. I cooked them for 12 mins we like biccies nice and crispy and snappy. Enjoy.  -  27 Mar 2015