Guys, I’m not a cookie monster, even if this recipe might make you think otherwise. Oatmeal cookies? Although they sound boring as hell, they actually made me think twice about my cookie aversion. Of course – there are heavenly German Plätzchen which you bake around Christmas time (looking forward to that again actually), but even with them I’m picky. And I really don’t know why. Some people have to hold themselves back or they finish the whole cookie jar. Contrary to that, I’m rather a cake and cupcake kind of girl, but you can’t always eat cake when sipping your espresso. Actually I always think of myself being as cool as George Clooney when sipping espresso. You know, what else?
So, oatmeal cookies. Still not interested? Wait until you’ve tried them! Actually I have known these kind of Finnish oat cookies for some time now, because they’re always served in my favourite café in Cologne. And they’re perfect in my opinion, crunchy but not short, sweet but not too sweet. In my opinion, the perfect coffee companion. Besides, let me tell you this: I have never baked easier cookies. I didn’t even need to shop for the ingredients, I had everything at home. This will definitely come in handy with unexpected guests someday!
You need (for about 30 cookies):
- 50 g butter
- 60 g oats
- 125 g sugar
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 egg
You’ll have these oatmeal cookies ready in no time! Start by mixing the oats, sugar, flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Now melt the butter and add it to the mixture. Mix well by help of an electric mixer. Then add the egg and stir vigorously until you have a smooth dough.
Next, with the help of a teaspoon, place small heaps of dough on a baking sheet, prepared with parchment paper. Pay attention to keeping enough space between the heaps, because the dough will spread in the oven. 9 heaps per sheet is enough! Now bake the cookies at 225°C (air circulation) for about 6 minutes until golden brown. But don’t let them out of your sight! Because the cookies will brown very quickly.
Now take your oatmeal cookies out of the oven and let them cool completely. Since I have two baking sheets, I baked the cookies by turns. Time to enjoy!
Yummy! These cookies have been the easiest ones I have baked so far, and I even like them! You know, since I’m not a huge fan of cookies I am usually a bit skeptical, but these taste like the real deal. They’re chewy, not too sweet, have a nice texture…now I just need some coffee to enjoy them. And, of course you can use them for pie crusts or desserts as well, no need to spend money on store-bought cookies for that anymore!