Cookies! (The perfect reading companion)

It is a sad fact but these days I don’t seem to read at home at all, commuting has become the only time of the day or week that I really get into any books. The idea of spending a Saturday morning doing nothing but lying on the sofa working my way through a really good novel, cup of tea and plentiful supply of biscuits at hand, strikes me as almost obscenely decadent. Am I the only one? But what the heck, this weekend I’m going to treat myself to a comfortable spot, where no strangers are invading my personal or mental space. Having decided that, the next important item to consider is what type the aforementioned biscuits will be, after all, chocolate digestives and their ilk have a nasty tendency of getting all over my fingers and then to whatever I’m reading. Yes, I know I sound like a toddler, but there you go. With that in mind, I’m going to share the following recipe with all you fine folk.



125g butter at room temperature
150g caster sugar
150g plain white flour
1 egg
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp ground cinnamon
75g rolled oats
Pinch of salt

Method: (The easiest in the world)

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and beat together until well blended. Spoon large teasponfuls of mixture onto lightly greased baking sheets leaving room for spreading. Bake at 190°C (375°F) for about 15 minutes or until golden brown at the edges. Allow to cool slightly on the tray and then remove to a wire rack to cool.

Enjoy! Probably before they’ve had a chance to cool too much…

Lesley-Anne Crooks, Sales & Digital Manager (and occasional baker)

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