Sunday, 21 February 2010

Fruity flapjack cookies

Sometimes a little Sunday afternoon baking is just what you need...
It's practically therapy. Lucy at Attic24 made some oaty cookies &
blogged about them today so that's all the nudging I needed... Here's
my own recipe; very much like flapjacks but a bit lighter...

Fruity flapjack cookies;

Preheat oven to 175*c

100g butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 generous tablespoon golden syrup
75g SR flour
100g porridge oats
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 tablespoon chopped dried apricots

Gently warm the butter, sugar and syrup in a saucepan until the sugar
is melted (don't boil)
Add the flour, oats and dried fruit and mix until combined
Take a dessertspoon of the mixture at a time, squash into a slightly
round shape in your hands and flatten slightly onto a baking tray
Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly golden..

They are particularly yummy warm & keep for several days in a tin.
Enjoy :)


  1. Hi Natalie,
    I just came across your flapjack cookie recipe.
    I bought a pack of those in Marks & Spencer here in Paris, and I liked them very much. Next step now was to find a healthier recipe to those store bought ones.
    Yours really look,scrumptious. I will try them next weekend.
    M&S adds dried coconut to their recipe. Do you think I need to add less oats or flour if I add coconut?
    I gather the dough is quite soft. You can't roll it out, can you?
    Thanks for posting; wishing you a lovely weekend.

    1. Hi Brigitte
      Yes, use slightly fewer oats if you are adding coconut - I wouldn't worry too much about being super accurate with measurements though :) Yes it's a soft dough so can't be rolled . I hope you enjoy them!