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Oaty crumble cookies



‘Mama there’s nothing in the treat basket’ ‘ it’s empty’ they call.

Our treat basket is on a high shelf, that you almost have to climb up-to to reach (purposefully) and we’re all tall in our family. Named as you can guess, as it’s home for sweet treats, nibbles & snacks, not often overladen, more than often poorly lacking, not for want of it being full, but like most families, after a shop, it’s contents are soon to be devoured.

My daughter flies back to ‘Blighty’ tonight to return back to college, I’d hate her to go, knowing the treat basket was empty. That’s my ‘ I can be a mum in pinny ‘ inner self thinking 😉 so I’ve rustled up our favourite super quick, oaty crumble cookies. The basket may be empty but the stock cupboard contains all we need to replenish our treat store, and suffice our sweet tooth.

Ingredients (easily doubled)

This amount makes about 15

  •  125 grams of butter
  • 125 grams of light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of Golden Syrup
  • 1 tsp of Bicarb
  • 1 tsp of water


Put the above ingredients in a microwavable bowl, and heat on full power for 2 mins to melt.

Stir well to make sure all melted.

Then add

  •  125 grams of porridge oats
  • 125 grams SR flour

Mix to combine.

Put spoonfuls of the mixture onto baking sheets covered with baking parchment, and flatten slightly. (they do spread)

Bake at 150 degrees for approx 10 mins, until just golden.

Leave to cool and firm up.


Enjoy with a cuppa 🙂



‘Mary bake-a-cake’


I dream of a ‘Mary bake-a-cake’ lifestyle, I’m part of the way there with my bunting, my pastel painted kitchen & my eclectic mix of tins & hearts of all shapes & guises…but the main crux of the dream life is the baking bit !!!

Now I’m always cooking, mainly for others, clients and gatherings which I love, but my children are often heard to say ‘Mum can we eat this or is it just for show’ or I’m heard to be shouting ‘Don’t eat that it’s for a customer’ . They sit and drool at Brownies ‘to go’ , if they’re lucky they get the left over edges , I enthuse they are the best bits, all crunchy, sometimes it doesn’t wash.

Don’t get me wrong they’re not hard done by, far from it, new recipes are tried out on them..O.K they are my guinea pigs.

Well today I’m going to surprise them, they have suffered as they say all week, with my adopted healthy eating approach to the new year, with beans, pulses & greens of every style. So I have baked a batch of favourite Choc-Chip Chewy Cookies, so as they walk through the door at the end of their school week, and say as normal “Mum we’re starving what’s to eat “ they’ll see a heavenly plate of treats, smile, sigh & indulge and whhoooosh they’ll be gone.

One way to get the week-end of to a good start…

Oh they smell so good, I’m sure they won’t miss one…ssshhh don’t tell. Well it is Friday 😉

La Rosilla Chewy, Choc-chip, Cookies.


Makes approx 20 lovely sized cookies.

200 grams Unsalted Butter or Soft Margarine

1 egg

85 grams Brown Sugar

85 grams White Sugar

225 grams SR Flour

Pinch of salt

Handful of Choc – chips


Pre-heat oven to 190 f

Mix butter, egg & sugar in a large bowl until smooth.

Add flour & choc-chips & pinch of salt, to form a sticky thick dough.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment, and place blobs/spoonfuls of mixture onto sheets spaced apart, as the mixture will spread.

Bake for 12-15mins, till lightly turning golden.

Delicious enjoyed warm, but will keep in an airtight container for a few days, if they left that long 🙂

 You can also try adding some nuts, or dried cranberries.