Thursday 15 September 2011

Beth's famous honey oaty cookies

Creature came back from one of her sojourns in Malvern with the most wonderful of cookies recipes from her friend Beth, so here are the instructions just for you. Be warned, they are very addictive.

Honey Oaty Cookies:
2oz margarine (or butter, but they really don't need it)
3oz sugar (white, if you use soft brown it has a whole other flavour and would drown out the honey)
Cream together.
2oz plain flour (these are made with white but wholemeal could work too)
2oz oats (porridge rather than coarse)
1 level teaspoon baking powder (do not use SR flour)
1 tablespoon runny honey (I buy cheap stuff just for cookies, don't waste you Manuka on these)
Mix thoroughly and get a mixture that looks like this:
Beth's recipe said 1-2 spoons of honey but I found if you use too much they are sticky in the middle. If you like sticky by all means use more honey.
Grease a couple of baking trays with oil and make small balls of mixture, the usual term is 'walnut sized', well spread out and flatten slightly.
Bake in a moderate oven, 170/180 degrees or gas mark 4 for 10 minutes. Use you judgement as to the level of goldenness, cooking is an art not a science, but do not overcook, they will still be soft when you taken them out. Leave on the tray to cool for a minute or two before taking off so that they crisp up slightly. When I sent the recipe to my sister I ended it saying "eat while still warm and make another batch", which is sensible advice since they are best still warm. They will keep in a box reasonably well but why would you want to. It's best to double or triple the recipe if you have friends coming round.

1 comment:

  1. These look so yummy I may just try the recipe out - cos I know I have all the ingredients already(but not the Manuka - yikes!!!). I'm stuck here at home as my trains have all been cancelled (yes, ye olde "overhead wire problems") so I may just bake these to comfort my forced annual leave day that I really cannot afford to take! Thank you!

    Take care


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