Oaty Cookies – Bake of the Week

oat cookies biscuits

These are perfect to bake with toddlers. They don’t use too many ingredients, not too complicated and they are robust enough that even a toddler can mess around with them and they still turn out. I’ve never found it easy baking with toddlers – I always get stuck after the whisking of the eggs – frightened that they will over mix and the bake will come out rock hard. I am getting better though and honestly really enjoy making these with Tara. She really enjoys it too as the photo below shows. Yeah, I know my utility room is a mess and I haven’t eaten all of those Creme Eggs, honest!

Toddler baking

The first few times we made them, I thought she wouldn’t like them – there’s something about oats that makes a child suspicious! Too healthy. All 3 of my kids really like these though and we frequently have to make double.

Oaty Cookies

Serves 24
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Meal type Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
Oat Cookies that are quick and simple to make. Ideal for baking with the kids.


  • 2 heaped tablespoons Golden Syrup (This is a rough measurement - I tend to just pour it into the pan so it looks about half the butter)
  • 4oz Self Raising Flour (No need to sieve)
  • 4oz Light Soft Brown Sugar (I have used dark brown and it works just as well)
  • 4oz Porridge Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger (I have also used Mixed Spice & cinnamon and they are nice too)
  • 4 tablespoons Tap Water
  • 4oz Butter


In a large pan, melt the butter and the syrup. Once melted, take off the heat and allow to cool.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, ginger and sugar
Stir in the melted butter/syrup and mix (by hand is fine)
Add the water and bring together in a dough.
By hand, roll into balls (I like to cover my hands in a thin layer of oil to stop it sticking first) and place about 12 on each baking sheet
Cook for 20-30 minutes. Once golden, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

There were some delicious looking bakes entered into last week’s Bake of the Week.

Kirsty from Hijacked by Twins gave a brilliant play on words with her entry – A ‘Baton’Berg which was made to celebrate the tour of the Sports Relief Bloggers Baton. I nearly got my hands on this at Saturday synchro training in Sale – It left the building a mere 2 minutes before we arrived! Anyway, back to the cake – how fab is this?

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Jenny from Mummy Mishaps is a lovely blogger that often comes up with excruciatingly tempting bakes. This week is no exception – I know a 3 year old that would love these Malt Loaf Chocolate Brownies!

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And lastly, Sarah from Crew Cut and Newt gave us a tip for when a bake doesn’t go quite right (Happens all the time round my house!) – Serve it as a pud! With this Cherry coulis, I reckon it sounds divine.

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Thanks loads to everyone who took part in this week’s Bake of the Week – The link is open for everyone to enter again now. Remember, it doesn’t have to be cake…bread, biscuits, tarts, flans all count. I Pin and tweet every entry and mention in the weekly roundup on a Monday evening. The linky is open until Monday morning 7th April.

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  1. says

    These look delicious! My toddler loves to help me bake, I know what you mean about letting them help! But these look like something she would love to help me bake! Shall give them a go in the Easter Holidays when my Son is home too!

    • Helen says

      Oh I hope they enjoy them – I rather like that there isn’t too much washing up with these too. Happy Easter!

    • Helen says

      Ha! The theme is obviously ‘deliciousness’! Looks are definitely not everything – good luck with your next bake :-)

  2. says

    The cookies look lovely. I love to bake with my toddler and she watched me make the turtle cake and then played with some of the icing as I decorated it. It’s a great way of keeping her occupied and having fun at the same time. Neither of us actually like eating the icing though so when she eats it she just gets to play with the icing again.

    • Helen says

      I quite frequently give T a bloc of icing or marzipan to keep her occupied. Makes fabulous play doh without the horrid smell. I love your turtle cake!

    • Helen says

      I have more than my fair share of disastrous biscuit bakes too! The good old tale of leaving them for just one more minute in the oven … then forgetting them!

    • Helen says

      Hope you are pleased with them when they are done. I like that I can pretend they are healthy due to the oats!

  3. says

    These look great. I also love to cook with oats and it looks like a really toddler friendly recipe as well. We made some chocolate cupcakes today but I just barely get the baking done.. we’re not at the stage where I could take photos too!

  4. says

    some mouth watering treats on this post! making me drool! as soon as I can eat these sweet things again (damn gestational diabetes!) then I will try this with Nieve! :) xx

  5. says

    These look perfect to try out during the upcoming school holidays. I’ll have to convert to metric though – I lived in France for too long that my brain can’t compute imperial anymore!
    #recipeoftheweek #tastytuesdays

  6. says

    The beauty of being a dreadful cook is that you never worry the kids will make things worse. Rather, they give you someone to point the finger at!! Ideal. X

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