Oat Biscuits and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These easy recipes will have the biscuit tin refilled in no time! Regular readers of mine will know that I have a particular fondness for biscuit making and both of these recipes have been well tried and tested over the years. I like simple recipes that use store cupboard ingredients and generally I prefer not to use recipes that contain egg as I think the biscuits keep longer without. I do have one or two recipes that are exceptions to that rule though, especially if I know they’ll be eaten quickly anyway!

Both of these biscuits are baked at 150°C and each recipe will yield approximately 2 dozen biscuits, depending on size.

For the Oat Biscuits you will need:

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200g of softened butter

50g of caster sugar

50g of soft brown sugar

150g of rolled oats

50g of oatmeal

100g of plain flour

Method:

  • preheat the oven to 150°C
  • grease two baking trays
  • place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl or food mixer
  • beat everything together until the mixture starts to come together
  • lightly flour a work surface , tip the biscuit dough out onto the surface and shape it into a ball
  • roll the mixture out to a depth of about ¾cm and, using a 5 or 6cm biscuit cutter, cut out as many biscuits as you are able

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  • gather the remaining scraps of dough together into a ball shape again, roll the dough out and cut more biscuits. Repeat the process until all the dough has been used
  • bake the biscuits for 20 minutes, or until they are slightly browned
  • leave the biscuits on a wire rack to cool

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For the Chocolate Chip Cookies you will need:

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100g of softened butter

100g of caster sugar

2 tablespoons of golden syrup

175g of self raising flour

50g of chocolate chips

Method:

  • preheat the oven to 150°C
  • grease two baking trays
  • place everything except the chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl or food mixer
  • beat the mixture until the ingredients are well blended
  • lightly flour a work surface
  • tip the biscuit dough out onto the work surface and gently knead the chocolate chips into the mixture
  • shape the dough into a ball

To shape the biscuits you can either:

  • break off pieces of dough(approx. walnut sized), shape them into balls and place on the baking tray about 2 inches apart

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or:

  • roll the dough out to a thickness of about ¾cm and follow the method in the Oat Biscuits recipe for using up all of the dough

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then:

  • bake the cookies for about 20 minutes, or until they are light golden brown in colour (be careful not to over bake the cookies as they will become too hard)
  • leave the cookies on a wire rack to cool and harden slightly

 

 

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