Hi! I’m Jools and today I’m going to make
some really super easy oaty cookies. I’ve got my little mate Buddz who’s gonna help
me. We’ve made this a lot of times so it should all run quite smoothly. There’s
lots of oats and fruit and seeds and they’re really delicious and they’re very quick to make. I actually use them as a treat which is
actually no big deal but for them it’s massive. This could actually make 24 cookies and you could simply freeze it and then when you need it you can slice straight from frozen. So good when you’ve got people coming round for tea. And it’s quite impressive. So we’ll start, we’re gonna do 250 grams of porridge oats. Right do you want to pour that into the big bowl for me? And we’re gonna do 100 grams of wholemeal plain flour into there. I’m gonna do half a little teaspoon of bicarb of soda just to give it a bit of air. That’s what my husband says. We’ve got one teaspoon of mixed
spice and you could use ginger or cinnamon. Really tasty. Do you want to do it? And you do like a handful of raisins. But you could use apricots or cranberries or
kind of any dried fruit you like but I know my children love raisins. Here you go. And
then finally just some of the mixed seeds which is kind of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds We’re just gonna do like a tablespoon of those. Here you go Buddz! And you’re gonna do the big job of mixing it. So mix all your dry ingredients together. Can you smell it? What’s it smell of? You like it? We make these cookies probably maybe once a week and if it’s a really special occasion then maybe the odd chocolate chip in there. The children help but even if they do bit of that
they feel like they’ve made it they feel, you know they’re just like it’s important they feel like it’s their creation and then they can show Dad and he’s super impressed and then yeah. So everyone is happy. Ok so we’re gonna move on to our wet ingredients now so gonna do 100 grams of butter first. Now I need 50 grams of this soft brown sugar. This is the sugar that makes the cookies really gooey and nice and soft. Yeah, done. Done perfect. So that’s the soft
brown sugar done Buddz. So we’re gonna do the golden caster sugar this makes it more crunchy
than the soft brown. It’s nice for the cookies! Pour that into there. The whole thing? Yeah! Even the butter? No! Right you crack an egg in there and then that is nearly all done. Well done! Amazing! Just put that in there it’s alright. Alright and then we can now whisk this. Careful! This is the bit he likes best. That’s it! Brilliant. Tired? It is quite good for my arms. You could just use a hand blender to be super quick. So this is about the consistency. I think it
took just a couple of minutes. It’s about like that, so you can see. I’m gonna combine this with all the dry ingredients. I need to get, just wait. I need to get everything out. Brill. Well done. Excellent.
Shall we make the balls? I’m just mixing the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients to make kind of a, like a dough. Cool. Ready? So we’re almost ready. We’ve got the tray here, just a normal baking tray. I’m just gonna put some baking paper on there. I’m gonna make the little balls. About, you need to make them as for like a walnut size. About that size. And just arrange them not too close. Or I assume they’re just gonna merge together if I do that when they start baking. If you get all the
kids involved this will be done really quickly. And this is the bit generally they really love but obviously Buddy’s decided he doesn’t like this bit anymore. And he’s hiding. So I can fit 12 on this tray. So that’s my 12 done. And then you simply just squash down. Hey Buddz do you want to squash down with me? To make the cookie shapes. As this could actually make 24 cookies with anything left over you could do, which is what I do, is I roll it into like
a big fat sausage which is really quite fun. Lay it onto some baking paper, roll it up and simply freeze it. Actually Buddz will you go and get my sausage snake from the freezer please. The big job and I can show you how I actually did do it, I did this the other day. Not that snake, the other snake. Brilliant. Bring, yeah. Bring the two out. I’m gonna cook these ones to show you how you can do them from frozen. So this one’s actually a slightly different. So we’ve got some cranberries in there, what else Buddz? Apricots, I think we made this the other day didn’t we. But this is so good when you’ve got people coming round for tea. And it’s quite impressive. Ok so I’m gonna put these in the oven now so probably, I’m gonna put the frozen ones on the
top shelf and then that, they have a bit longer to cook. About two or three minutes. 180 or 350 Fahrenheit for about 8 to 10 minutes until kind of golden brown. Right they’re done! Right smell, delish! So these are the frozen ones. You can see they’re slightly flatter because obviously we cut those but these are the more rustic, these are the ones me and Buddz did. So we’re gonna leave them to cool for about 10 minutes. Then once they’re cool put them in an air tight container and they should last about week although they’ve been eaten so quick. So these are really soft still. can I just show you. Do you like them? So they’re really chewy, nice. I’m quite impressed. I’m gonna have a bit. What do you reckon Buddz? They’re really soft and actually definitely try and eat them if you can when they’re this temperature. Yeah. There you go that’s my super easy oaty cookies. I really hope you enjoyed it and please let us know. Thank you so much.