Festive oat cookies

23 November 2020

These cookies are packed full of festive flavours, so why not bake some as a gift for your friends/ family…or just keep them for yourself!

Nutritional highlights

Baking your own cookies isn’t just more fun than buying them from the shop, it also means that you are in control of all the fantastic flavours that go in there – reducing the number of additives. 

Oats make a great base when looking to add beneficial nutrients to your baking as they are high in fibre and rich in antioxidants. They are also a good source of carbohydrates that offer a slower release of energy.

Ingredients list

(Makes 24 cookies)
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes

  • 130g butter, softened
  • 200g cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 350g cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 350g cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
  • 130g sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Line baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stop occasionally to scrape the sides of bowl into the mixture.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and continue to combine with the mixer.

Add the oats, cranberries and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.  

Prep the cookies by dropping a heaped tablespoon of the batter onto the lined trays, spacing 2 inches apart.

Bake until golden browned – around 10 to 12 minutes per batch.

Let cool before serving or boxing up as gifts for your friends/family!

Calories: 151 Fat: 6.2 Saturates: 3.1 Total Sugar: - Salt: 0.2