How to make oatmeal biscuits

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How to make oatmeal biscuits
Oat biscuits are popular with young children. (Getty Thinkstock)

Quaker's Oatmeal Cookie recipe has been dubbed one of its "best" over the years. Whether you make biscuits or cookie bars, this recipe is sure to please. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen oatmeal biscuits.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 600 g (3 cups) rolled porridge oats
  • 275 g (1 1/4 cup) softened butter or margarine
  • 225 g (1 1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 175 g (3/4 cup) packed brown sugar
  • 110 g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 5 g (1 tsp) baking soda
  • 5 g (1 tsp) vanilla
  • 5 g (1 tsp) cinnamon
  • 2.5 g (1/2 tsp) salt
  • 1 g (1/4 tsp) nutmeg
  • 1 egg

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Heat oven to 190°C (375°F) and line some oven trays with baking paper - or grease with flour and butter, or use nonstick oven trays.

  2. 2

    Beat together butter or margarine and sugars in a large bowl until creamy.

  3. 3

    Add egg and vanilla and beat well.

  4. 4

    Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices in a smaller bowl.

  5. 5

    Add flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and blend well.

  6. 6

    Stir in oats.

  7. 7

    Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto oven tray.

  8. 8

    Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy texture or 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp texture.

  9. 9

    Cool 1 minute on oven tray, then remove to wire rack.

  10. 10

    Cool completely and store in tightly covered container.

Tips and warnings

  • If you're on a low-sodium diet, you can omit the salt.
  • To make bar cookies, press dough onto the bottom of an ungreased 23 cm-by- 32 cm (9-by-13-inch) baking tray. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool completely, then cut into bars.
  • For variation, add 200 g (1 cup) raisins or chopped nuts or stir in 225g (1 cup) semisweet chocolate, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips and omit the spices.

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