This gigantic batch of cookie dough makes about 24 or so large biscuits, so if you’re not planning to feed a small army or eat yourself into oblivion, bake as many as you want, and freeze the rest of the dough for a day when you can’t be bothered to start from scratch.
DO NOT bake them all if you are home alone, and have the will power of a gnat. Just saying.
- 200 g plain flour
- 100 g oats
- 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 300 g dark brown sugar or a mix of dark brown & white
- 225 g butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 large eggs
- Preheat the oven to Fan 160c / 180c / 350f / Gas 4
- Mix the softened butter and sugar until well blended. Stir in the eggs and honey and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add everything else, including the variation ingredients from below if you're using, and mix just until there are no dry ingredients showing.
- Drop walnut sized lumps onto a baking sheet an inch or two apart (they will spread during cooking so not too near the edge).
- Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the cookies are light golden brown. Using a spatula move them onto a flat work surface or chopping board immediately. Don't use a cooling rack as they are a bit too soft.
- Once cool, hide them really, really well :)
How To Freeze Cookie Dough
Set the raw dough balls out on the baking sheet and freeze overnight or until frozen hard.
Pop the frozen balls of dough into a freezer bag and take out as many as you need at a time. Place on a baking sheet and cook from frozen, adding an extra 10 minutes on the cooking time.
Mix any of the following into the basic dry mix to make a whole new flavour sensation!
Add; 150g sultanas or other dried fruit and 100g chopped nuts
Add; 150g Glace cherries and 100g desiccated coconut
Add; Zest of 1 lemon, 1 tsp Lemon extract and 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
Lovely post Janie! I am one of those with the willpower of a gnat so I’m just going to drool over the pictures of the cherry and coconut and the fruit and nut and … well the whole darn lot really. A batch would make a lovely Xmas gift wrapped in crinkly cellophane with a sparkly ribbon! xxx
Perhaps you could gift yourself a bag of them Karen! I hope you get a chance to indulge (if only just a little bit!) :)
What a great recipe! I have never thought of forming cookie dough into balls and freezing it for future use. It could be a great way for me not to eat two dozen cookies at a time! Thanks for another brilliant recipe. : )x
Great huh! Every time you use the oven for a roast or something, just pop a couple in for desert – Yummy & no guilt!
Tammy/Our Neck of the Woods says
Oooh, I’m digging the cherry and coconut combination. And I think I’m going to call them “biscuits” from now on. “I just ate 10 biscuits” doesn’t sound near as bad as “I just ate 10 cookies” which I did yesterday because I made cookies while home alone and didn’t freeze any of the dough. Obviously I have the will power of a gnat. Haha!
Hahaha! Tammy you crack me up :)
Hang on a minute… Maple Brown Sugar Granola Cookies…? YUM! Shall we have a cookie/biscuit off?
Tumbleweed Contessa says
These look lovely. I like the pure ingredients and I love the Cherry-Coconut combination. I am going to give them a try. I hope you will share them at my holiday cookie exchange: http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/2012-cookie-exchange-cookies-and-memories/
Hello Tumbleweed! Thanks for popping by and for the invite – I’m on my way!
i was debating with myself today abotu whether to make cookies or bread or a pie today… bread won.
Hi Kamana, I have those little internal debates too :)
Candy C. says
Good idea to freeze the dough and bake later. Love all the variations too! :)
Thanks Candy, and thanks for popping by!
Oh this is great I love the variations. I never seem to get to freeze any cookies:) B
Ha! I can’t be trusted NOT to freeze them! Last night, I popped 4 of the little frozen balls in the oven alongside our dinner. They made the perfect desert, hot from the oven :)
PS Nice to meet you!
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
The cherry coconut look amazing!
Yep, they are GOOOOOD!!! Thanks for taking the time to visit & comment Lisa :)
Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm says
I adore cookies that can be prepared now and baked later. These look very good…all of them!
Hi Sandra, it sure does save effort to make a big batch and freeze part of it!
Thanks for visiting
Mmmmm these do look tasty and so many delicious variations – I’m going to save your recipe, thanks very much :))
The trouble is I have the will power of a gnat too – maybe I will be able to freeze some. Thanks for sharing. :))
Ellie, get them cookies in the freezer girl! Then you can indulge several times :)
Miz Helen says
What a great cookie, I want to try them all and sure wish I had one right now. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Hi Miz Helen, thanks for visiting!