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Old 12-02-2004, 06:05 AM   #1
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Scottish oatmeal biscuits (cookies)

This is an oatmeal biscuit recipe recipe I found on a bag of oatmeal purchased from a mill in Aberdeenshire!

OAT BISCUITS (Cookies)

4oz butter or margarine
6oz fine brown sugar
1 egg
8oz oatmeal
3oz plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6oz raisins, sultanas, cherries or apricots
1/4 tsp vanilla flavouring
Pinhead oatmeal for coating biscuits

Method
Beat butter/margarine and sugar together, add beaten egg and vanilla. Add dried sifted ingredients and fruit.
Shape into 20 - 24 balls, roll in pinhead oatmeal, place on a greased tray and bake 180°c/350°f, gas mark 4 for 12 - 15 minutes until golden brown

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Old 12-02-2004, 04:38 PM   #2
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Ishbel, are these a crunchy or a chewy oatmeal cookie?
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We don't really have 'chewy' biscuits - they are slightly 'softer' than a crispy type of biscuit....
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Bendy? My kids refuse to eat cookies that crumble into dust. Bendy works though. And I LOVE oatmeal cookies. I think I will try these tomorrow. I think I will use Craisins in them though.
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Yes, sorta bendy would describe them! What are craisins?
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Yes, sorta bendy would describe them! What are craisins?
They are dried cranberries.
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And they are WAY yummier than just regular raisins. Got a bit of a kick to them.
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Oh.... we just call them dried cranberries 8) My husband likes to add them to a sultana and almond selection which he likes to munch on when he has a drink in the evenings.

I must tell him that they are craisins 8)
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Craisins is just the brand name.
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Craisins is just the brand name.
I should have specified that, sorry. :oops: I think they got the name because they look like raisins.
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