Weigh The Same Oaty Cookies

weighthesamethumb.JPGThis is a recipe for delicious soft, oaty, cake-like cookies that are incredibly easy to make.

They're easy because all of the main ingredients in the recipe weigh the same amount - the only thing to remember is the ingredients list, but that's pretty simple too.

Be warned though - they're not only easy to make, they're easy to eat too - one after another, until they're all gone!

The Recipe


  • Any number of eggs (each egg will make approximately 12 cookies). Weigh them in their shells.
  • Self-raising flour - same weight as the eggs
  • Soft brown sugar - same weight as the eggs
  • Soft butter or margarine - same weight as the eggs
  • Rolled (porridge) oats - same weight as the eggs
  • Raisins or sultanas - same weight as the eggs
  • A small amount of vanilla extract
  • Half a level teaspoon of baking powder for each egg


Put all ingredients except the raisins into a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer or wooden spoon until thoroughly combined

Add the raisins and stir them in with a knife

Preheat the oven to 180C ~ 350F ~ Gas Mark 4

Take spoonfuls of the cookie dough and drop them onto a lightly-greased tray - they don't need pressing down, as they will flatten themselves on baking. Leave a bit of space for them to spread.

Bake in the oven for 6 minutes, or until the edges are turning golden brown. The middle of the cookies will feel quite soft at this point, but that's normal.

Leave them to cool on the tray for a few minutes (they'll break up if you try to move them hot, straight from the oven

Transfer to a wire rack to cool further. They're ready for eating as soon as they cool enough to handle.


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