Cashew Nut and Oatmeal Cookies

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been well.

I just realised that much of my baking these days contains oats, I don’t know what it is about oats but they go so well with many baked foods like cookies, biscuits and bars. I’ve mentioned it quite a few times already but oats are a great source of dietary fibre and have a range of cholesterol lowering properties. These cookies are perfect for the morning as slow releasing energy or throughout the day as a tasty pick me up. I’ve added just enough sugar for sweetness and the cashew nuts remain smooth once baked. Cashew nuts are full of healthy nutrients and a great source of protein making them very popular with vegans.

Recipe: Cashew nut and oatmeal cookies (makes 18)

Ingredients

100g plain flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
110g butter
100g soft brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
130g oats
50g cashew nuts, chopped
2 Brazil nuts, chopped

Method

  • Preheat your oven to gas mark 6 and line to trays with baking paper.
  • To a small bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, bicarbonate soda and baking powder.
  • In another larger bowl, cream the butter and sugar together then mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Gently mix the flour mixture into the larger bowl, add the oats, and both nuts.
  • Use a tea spoon to evenly add the mixture to both baking trays, leaving enough room for the to slightly spread.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, swapping the trays round after 10 minutes. They may seem soft but will go firmer once cooled down.

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