Oat-so-Simple Emergency Cookies

I have made this recipe time and time again, what can I say its a life saver. You can whip up a batch of cookie dough in minutes and they take just 10 minutes to bake meaning you have a tasty bake in under 25 minutes that even the pickiest person with enjoy.

Quick and easy to make and are great for unexpected visitors as only use a handful of basic everyday ingredients. They are also egg free which is a bonus. They’re just the right amount of sweet and have a nice hearty flavor. They’re also soft and chewy… my kind of cookie!

I am very picky when it comes to cookies. Firstly, they have to be chunky. None of this three cookies to satisfy my cookie craving. They need to be a proper hearty cookie.

Secondly, I like my cookies soft with the slightest crisp on the edge. I like to under bake my cookies just a tad, taking them out of the oven on exactly the 10 minute mark. I then allowed the cookies to cool on the baking trays for 3 -4 minutes before transferring on to the cooling rack.  This provides a perfectly soft cookie in the middle with firm enough edges.


Last week I baked cupcakes to take into the office. I had made Ferrero Rocher cupcakes but at the last minute learnt there were more people than cupcakes.. oops. It was late, I was tired and went to my go to oat emergency cookies as didn’t fancy baking until midnight!

In under 25 minutes the cookies were made and were cooling on the rack. I went in the office the next day armed with both the oat cookies and the much fancier Ferrero Rocher cupcakes and to my horror the emergency oat cookies went first! Now I am not saying the cupcakes were left, no they went soon after but was taken back at the speed the simple oat cookies were demolished.

Oat-so-Simple Emergency Cookies
Yields 16
Super Simple Oat cookies that quick and delicious
Write a review
Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 175g Self raising flour
  2. 85g Porridge Oats
  3. 175g Granulated Sugar
  4. 1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  5. 1tsp Baking powder
  6. 165g Butter
  7. 2 tbsp Golden syrup
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Combine the flour, oats, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder in a mixing bowl
  3. Next put the butter and golden syrup in a pan and heat over a low heat, stir until combined
  4. Poor the butter mix over the dry mix and combine.
  5. Shape into balls and place on to baking trays and flatten the balls a little with the palm of your hand, leaving space for cookies to spread.
  6. Bake for 10-12 mins. Leave on the tray for 3-4 mins before transferring to a baking tray to cool.
  1. Enjoy 🙂


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like