Usher into the cookie month with some simple Oat Cookies. Making batches after batches of cookies is indeed therapeutic. Warm spices to fresh herbs, chunks of butter to heaps of flour, beautiful little cookie cutters to perfectly baked cookies – the journey of making cookies is fun. Every cookie dough has exciting ingredients and its own story to tell.
These Oat Cookies were specially baked for my 2.5 year old lil one. He loves munching on homemade cookies during evenings and I love baking it for him. It allows me to introduce different flavor combinations in a beautiful way. Watching me bake so often, he loves taking part in the entire process, mixing ingredients to cutting the cookies. These classic cookies are super easy, fun to bake with kids and a total winner in my kitchen. The spice blend in the cookie dough lends a wonderful warmth to the cookie, while the oats make it chewy and addictive. Add this easy cookie recipe to your reportoire and you’ll never regret it!
INGREDIENTS: (Makes 24 cookies)
- 220 gms oat flour + extra for dusting
- 40 gms rolled oats
- 220 gms unsalted butter, room temperature
- 70 gms icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
- 2 tbsp whole milk (optional)
- pinch of salt
- In a bowl take unsalted butter and beat it until smooth. This will take around 30 – 40 seconds. Now add icing sugar and beat it until its smooth.
- Now add vanilla extract and beat it for 20 – 25 seconds.
- Add oat flour, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and salt and fold in the mixture until well incorporated.
- Add the remaining rolled oats and fold in until just incorporated. In case the dough is too thick, add 1 – 2 tbsp of whole milk and fold in gently.
- Transfer the mixture to a well dusted surface and bring the dough together to form a disc. Do not knead it.
- Wrap the dough with cling wrap and put it in the refrigerator for 40 – 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile line the baking sheet with parchment paper and keep aside. Preheat your oven to 180 C for atleast 15 minutes.
- Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 – 1/3 inch thick circle. Using cookie cutter cut the cookies into the desired shape and tranfer on the baking sheet.
- Keep this baking sheet in the freezer for 10-15 minutes until its firm.
- Now take it out and put it to bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.
- Take it out of the oven and allow it to cool completely. Once its cools down, it firms up better.
- Transfer it to an airtight container and enjoy these for a week.