ginger oat cookies

  • 3 cups (270g) rolled oats
  • 1½ cups (225g) plain flour 
  • ⅔ cup (150g) caster sugar 
  • ⅔ cup (125g) finely chopped crystallised ginger 
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice 
  • ¼ cup (90g) honey 
  • 125g unsalted butter, chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Place the oats, flour, sugar, ginger and allspice in a bowl and mix to combine. 
  2. Place the honey and butter in a small saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring, for 3–4 minutes until melted. Add the bicarbonate of soda and water to the honey mixture and mix to combine. Pour into the oat mixture and mix well to combine. 
  3. Roll 2 tablespoons of mixture into balls and place onto baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Flatten to 7cm rounds, allowing room to spread. Bake for 8–10 minutes or until deep golden. Allow to cool slightly on trays before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 16.
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donna hay team

Hi Sally, sounds like you’re doing everything right, they should be soft and chewy! Enjoy, the dh team

Sally Suiker

Hi Donna, I’ve tried this recipe and they are delicious. I do wonder though, mine are a bit soft and chewy. Are they supposed to be that way or should they be crunchy?

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