Saturday, 30 April 2016

Oatmeal Cookie Day

A break from our New York adventures to mark Oatmeal cookie day.
I like these days of the year connected to baking, it makes me look through all the recipes I've collected and bake something.

These are Spiced Oat Cookies and are made by creaming 4oz butter and 3oz soft brown sugar. Gradually add 1 beaten egg. Stir in 7oz self raising flour, 1tsp mixed spice, 6oz oats, 4oz dried fruit and 1tbsp milk. Make a fairly stiff dough and roll into balls. Flatten balls to about 6cm on baking trays and bake at 160c for approx 15 mins.

I baked these once we were home after a short walk around the park.
Whilst there we were joined, briefly, by this pair of ducks who waddled together in front of us in perfect unison.

S was off as soon as she spotted a fallen log which acted as a bridge and gave her access to go exploring 

The most perfect sight were the bluebells, there weren't many, but they were so pretty.

A walk in the park, spring flowers, tea and biscuits, a good Saturday.


  1. Those cookie's look good!

    Weather today has been a little mixed but your photo's look great and as you say what better way to spend a Saturday, "A walk in the park, spring flowers, tea and biscuits, a good Saturday."

    I'll drink to that!
    I'll just go and put the kettle on ...
    On second thoughts I may just enjoy a glass of wine!

    Cheers - and here's to a great Sunday.

    Take care

    All the best Jan

  2. Yum, those oatmeal cookies look delicious. We're not having the best of weather but it's still good to get out and about, isn't it?

  3. The cookies look tasty and comforting! I love the carefree photo of S running off with her arms outstretched. I think I may have to seek a bluebell carpet this week. x

  4. These photos are amazing. The bluebells are perfect and I love adventuring S!x

  5. The cookies sound nice! Beautiful bluebells!!

  6. That sounds like a great Saturday... time outdoors and tasty snacks!