For a couple of weeks now we've been having a bit of a oat and bran craze at home. Mostly due to my better half's strong desire to lower his cholesterol level (oats are supposedly good for that).
One morning he sweetly asked me if I could make him some oat cookies. It was such a simple request, I couldn't possibly refuse... also, its not as if I need a strong reason to head into the kitchen to bake...
This is a really simple & quick to make recipe - good if you simply want to enjoy the taste of oats and with a bit of cinnamon. I baked 1/3 of it and froze the other 2/3 in the freezer for future yum yum!
Recipe below makes about 30 cookies
115g butter, chopped & softened
95g granulated sugar
95g brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
130g self raising flour, sifted
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
120g instant oats
Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix into butter mixture until dry and wet ingredients are well incorporated. Stir in oats.
Roll flat tablespoon quantity of dough into balls. Place 5cm apart on greased baking sheet. Flatten dough balls slightly with spoon. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes in 190C preheated oven.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely (cookies will initially be too soft to transfer to wire rack but will harden as it cools).
(If dough appears too soft / butter begins melting while you are working on it, just cover dough with plastic and chill in fridge for about 15 minutes before working on it again.)