Who doesn’t need a good oat cookie recipe in their back pocket?? I have just that for you with this tasty & versatile recipe. You can add almost anything you feel like to this recipe. The main ingredients always remain the same and then you can add other ingredients like, chocolate, nuts or raisins! Great, right? So, whatever you are feeling like on the day or it could depend on what you have in the cupboard, as I usually do, you can mix and match this recipe as you wish!!

Preparation Time: 15 minutesBaking time: 12-15 minutesMakes about 40 cookies


  • 150g Cake Flour
  • 125g White Sugar
  • 125g Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 150g Oats
  • 150g Butter, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Preheat your oven to 180°C/355°F

Start by adding the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and with an electric or stand mixer, cream these ingredients together. Mix until the butter and sugar are well combined.

Next, add the vanilla and egg.

Sift the cake flour, salt and baking powder into the other ingredients and mix until well combined. Add the oats and mix again.

Now you can add any other ingredients you wish, as long as they do not exceed 300g.

  • Some good options to add would be:
    • Dark or Milk Chocolate chips and hazelnuts or roughly chopped
    • White Chocolate and nuts of your choice
    • 100 – 200g of raisins
    • White Chocolate, cranberries and nuts
    • Any mix of nuts, roughly chopped
    • You could even add lemon zest, ginger, cinnamon or nutmeg spices

Line some baking trays with baking paper and evenly divide the cookie batter by rolling balls, just smaller than a golf ball. Space the cookies about 5 cm apart and press them down slightly.

Bake them for 12 – 15 minutes. They will be soft when you remove them from the oven, so transfer them to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely until they harden.