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apple and oatmeal cookies
dont be put off by their savoury appearance, these are the nicest cookies i've ever made!
they have cinnamon in, which goes amazingly well with the apple.

135g unsalted butter
80g caster sugar
80g soft light brown sugar
1 large egg
tsp vanilla essence
190g plain flour
tsp salt
ground cinnamon
tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 granny medium smith apples (or one large one)
60g rolled oats


  1. preheat the oven to 170C and line to baking sheets with baking parchment.
  2. using a hand held electric whisk or a freestanding electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and both types of sugar. Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix thoroughly on a medium speed. Sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda, then add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture in two batches and mix thoroughly until a dough forms.
  3. peel and finely grate the apples and squeeze out all the liquid in a sieve set over a bowl. Discard the liquid. Add the oats and 60g of the grated apple to the cookie dough and stir in by hand.
  4. break off pieces of the dough (about two tablespoons in size), roll into balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. Allow five to six cookies per sheet, making sure they are very well spaced out because they will spread during cooking.
  5. place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown. Leave on the sheets for about 10 minutes to cool and set, then remove onto a wire rack