Wednesday 21 February 2018

Lynda Booth's Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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Lynda Booth's Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Lynda Booth's Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

The pinhead oatmeal in these biscuits gives them their distinctive crunch. They're thin, crispy and delicious. Makes 45 x 7cm cookies.


230g soft light brown sugar

150g unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 tsps vanilla extract

125g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

A pinch of salt

240g pinhead oatmeal

175g chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan/ 350°F/ gas mark 4. Meanwhile, line 3 large baking trays with baking parchment or a silicone mat. Cream the sugar and butter together in a bowl until fluffy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.

Next, sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl and mix lightly. Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Scoop a tablespoon of dough at a time into balls and place them on the baking trays. Afterwards, flatten the balls with a fork dipped in flour and then bake for around 20 minutes. You will know they are done when they turn pale gold.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Photograph by Joanne Murphy, food styling by Liz Quin. From 'Lynda's Table' by Lynda Booth, published by DCS Publishing

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