Julie’s Oat Cookies


On a recent car trip, one of Tracey’s besties had a batch of these delicious biscuits for them to nibble on. Tracey loved them so much she insisted on getting the recipe so me and the kids could make a batch for her. She’s so thoughtful, my wife.

You will need:

150g unsalted butter

150g brown sugar

2 tablespoons golden syrup

3 tablespoons milk

150g rolled oats

150g self raising flour

pinch salt

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

STEP TWO: In a saucepan, combine unsalted butter, brown sugar, golden syrup and milk and mix over a low heat until butter is melted.

STEP THREE: Stir in rolled oats, self raising flour and salt until combined.

STEP FOUR: Place small spoonfuls on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Don’t put the globs too close to each other because they spread out quite a bit.

STEP FIVE: Cook for 13 minutes (soft cookies) or 18 minutes (hard cookies). I rather cleverly aimed for 15 to give me some leeway in case I was caught on the phone or something.

STEP SIX: They’ll firm up as they cool, but meanwhile…

…I will start using the cookies as leverage, negotiating this evening’s list of chores with wife. Wish me luck 😉

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    • He’ll love them 🙂 I made these last night and we’re out already and I’ve been instructed to cook more tonight.

  • Loved this simple recipe! I made these on Sunday but had to change up the recipe slightly as we don’t eat refined sugars. I substituted honey for the syrup and coconut for the sugar… They came out a touch dry so will add a bit more milk to compensate for the coconut next time but the flavour is AWESOME!

  • In Australia and New Zealand these biscuits are known as ANZAC Biscuits (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.) The women at home made these biscuits to send to the troops on the front line because the ingredients were readily available , they were portable and lasted a long time, and they had some nutritional value. Jut a bit of history for you! They are very popular here in Australia and I make them with my kids each ANZAC Day. Great for dunking in a cuppa. Glad you and your friends like them too.

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