Homemade oat cookies means one thing - never having to buy a packet in the shop again! Rachel Allen shows you exactly how easy it is to recreate these delicious cookies at home.


  • 100g (3½oz) butter
  • 100ml (3½fl oz) maple syrup
  • 125g (4½oz) flour
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 125g (4½oz) caster sugar
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150g (5oz) rolled (porridge) oats
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Place the butter and maple syrup in a saucepan and on a medium heat, stir together until the butter has melted. Then set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl, then stir in the sugar, cinnamon and oats. Mix the egg with the butter and maple syrup and then mix with the dry ingredients to form a soft, sticky dough.
  4. Spoon the mixture out with two teaspoons onto a lined baking tray, form balls of dough about the size of a walnut. Place on the baking tray at least an inch apart.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until spread out and just dry to the touch. Once out of the oven allow the cookies to sit on the tray for a few minutes to set before transferring to a wire rack to cool.