walnut oat cookiesThat pretty much sums up what this cookie is all about. The inside is chewy due to the oats, the intense flavour of nuts comes from the walnuts and the crumbly outer is the combination of

IMG_4634I’m pretty much letting the pictures speak for themselves :D. If you have ever eaten Anzac biscuits, these are pretty much the same except for the fact that these do not have coconut and they carry a flavour enhancer a.k.a crushed walnuts! hahahaha…..

The mixture/dough can get really sticky, a technique I use is wetting my hands and then forming the balls, every time it starts sticking, dip your hand into water and get working. Each ball is roughly about 1 tblsp each ↓IMG_4639IMG_4640Once the balls are formed gently but firmly press down to form circular cookies. Once they are in the oven keep a sharp eye on them cause they bake fast! Your end result will be a delicious ↓↓

IMG_4644Oh another important thing I forgot to mention, once they are removed from the oven they will be soft when you touch them, so don’t touch them yet, leave the cookies on the baking dish/tray as the heat from the bottom will continue to bake and harden the cookies. Give it about 4 minutes, then slowly remove them…

Walnut Oat Cookies
Yields 27
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 cup crushed walnuts
  4. 2 cups oats
  5. 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp dairy-free margarine (normal can be used as well)
  6. 2 tbsp golden syrup
  7. 2 tbsp boiled water
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Mix the flour, sugar, walnuts and oats together. Melt the margarine with the golden syrup in the microwave. In a separate bowl mix the boiling water and baking soda, it will start to fizz, add it straight to the melted margarine and give it a good mix. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, add the margarine into the well and mix. A sticky dough will form.
  2. On a greased baking paper or foil form balls (about 1 tablespoon each) then gently press down. Keep the cookies a few cm apart. Bake for 5-8 min, or until browned. When removed from the oven it will still be soft to touch leave it on the baking tray for at least another 4 min, it will continue to cook and harden from the heat of the tray.
  3. Remove from the tray, allow to cool completely before storing into an air-tight container.
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