Recipe : Oat Crunchies

I tend to only make these deliciously crisp, golden hued cookies during the winter months. They are the perfect, dunk in your coffee, afternoon (morning and evening) treat; and the oats even fools one to believe it’s a somewhat healthy indulgence! Many grocery outlets and even health stores have variations of this classic, but I still prefer mine homemade. This recipe is an all time favourite of my family, and the next generation seem to be enjoying it pretty much too! Here is the recipe…


  • 230 gr butter

  • 420 gr castor sugar

  • 1 extra large egg

  • 10 ml golden syrup

  • 5 ml almond essence ( I’ve used vanilla essence and it turns out fine

  • 25 ml boiling water

  • 10 ml bicarbonate of soda

  • 350 gr self raising flour

  • 300 gr oats


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease a couple of baking sheets.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add the egg and mix well.
  3. Blend the golden syrup, almond essence, boiling water and bicarbonate of soda and add to the butter mixture.
  4. Also add the sifted self-raising flour and finally the oats. Mix well.
  5. Roll into walnut sized balls and place apart from each other as the balls spread flat during baking.
  6. Bake for 8-10 min until nice and golden.
  7. Makes about 80 cookies (that generally don’t last very long with a house full of kids).

Now to make the batch I promised for my mom!!

Freshly baked!

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