Flakemeal Biscuits (Cookies) with a Seasonal Twist

When I mentioned to my sister that I was going to do a post about these biscuits, her response was, “It’s about time those biscuits go global”. So here you have them – my mother’s flakemeal (rolled oats) biscuits. When I go home to visit I’m usually barely in the door before a cuppa and a plate of flakemeal biscuits are thrust into my hands. It’s like, the ‘welcome home’ routine. But hey, who’s complaining? You can’t get much better than that.

The seasonal twist, mentioned in the title, comes in the form of *drum roll* – cinnamon – nothing like it for embodying Christmas. Normally these biscuits have a dusting of sugar on the top, but last Christmas I mixed in some cinnamon with the sugar and voilà, Christmas biscuits!

My first ever video blog
I’ve decided to experiment with this post and am including a short video blog, courtesy of Mr. Foody. The video features the junior Foodies helping me bake a batch of these yummy oatmeal delights. (The sound is not fantastic, so if you have a headset handy, I’d recommend using it ;-) Happy viewing & baking!

 

Recipe
285g oats
115g sugar
115g flour
230g butter at room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
large pinch baking soda
sugar & cinnamon for dusting

Preheat the oven to 140°C/280ºF and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.

Mix the whole lot well – I usually use the food mixer. Turn the dough out onto a surface sprinkled with oats or flour. Dust the surface of the dough with a little flour and then roll out to approximately 1 cm in thickness. Cut into biscuits and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until light golden. Leave the biscuits to cool. Mix a little cinnamon with a few spoonfuls of sugar on a plate. Once the biscuits have cooled, rub the tops of them in the cinnamon & sugar mixture. That’s it!

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29 Comments

  1. Posted November 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    My most favorite biscuits! And the Video Blog was awesome. Excellent use of the thumbs up, Halley!

    • Posted November 30, 2010 at 8:33 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Liz! Yes, Halley seems to have inherited the thumbs-up gene ;-)

  2. Posted November 30, 2010 at 12:07 am | Permalink | Reply

    Aw Kerry, you have such a lovely family. Can’t wait to have kids when I see a video of mummy foodie with little foodlings :) Okay that sounds silly but it was really nice. I love oats so might give these a go. Can you buy rolled oats here in supermarkets? Amazing photos like always. I particular like the close up of the biscuits in the tin.

    • Posted November 30, 2010 at 8:37 am | Permalink | Reply

      Glad you liked the post, Nadia :) I’m not sure if you’re in Irl or DK right now, but here in DK you can use any kind of breakfast oats. In Ireland we are loyal customers of Flahavans ;-)
      I hope you’re enjoying being a Cheffactor finalist. Very exciting!

  3. Posted November 30, 2010 at 9:04 am | Permalink | Reply

    I love the video! Looking forward to the TV show next;-) And I think I’m going to have to give these biscuits a whirl, though suspect I will need to hide them if they aren’t going to disappear in about 30 seconds flat in our house!

    • Posted November 30, 2010 at 9:29 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Kirsten. Bummer, I should have brought you one today. I will tomorrow :)

  4. Posted November 30, 2010 at 9:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    Nice to see your cute girls! I like them much more than Mette Blomsterberg’s kids – probably because they’re yours;-)
    I’m very impressed that you got around to making this finally – it’s quite a step to put a face and movements to your recipes. I like it a lot – but would like to see the other side of your face too…

    • Posted November 30, 2010 at 9:27 am | Permalink | Reply

      Haha! Yes, I am a bit one dimensional in it, but I’m not hiding a black eye or anything on the other side ;-) Maybe I’ll talk to the camera next time…if there is a next time.

  5. Posted November 30, 2010 at 11:48 am | Permalink | Reply

    Uhmm, hvor ser de lækre ud! Dem må jeg altså prøve :-)

    Mange hilsner
    Birthe

  6. Sarah
    Posted November 30, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Those biscuits are a winner every time! Mum and I were discussing them recently and remarking about how many times we have been asked for that recipe, so much so that I have an electronic save on my computer!

  7. Louise
    Posted November 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Loved watching this video of you and the girlies, Kerry! Brilliant! Those biscuits are the best and always a hit in this house too.

    • Posted November 30, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Glad you liked it, Louise. Yes, I know a certain brother has a soft spot for those biscuits ;-) See you both soon!

  8. Donna
    Posted December 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Aw Kerry and the little beauties! I just watched the video………..its wonderful!!!!! So great to see you all and I’m definitely gonna try these Xmas cookies! So cute Halley eating some of the dough! Well done!xxxx

    • Posted December 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Donna! I was missing you on here until now ;-) Glad you liked. xox

  9. Shaun
    Posted December 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    These biscuits are family classics…enjoyed the seasonal twist!
    The video was great…Nigella and Rachael eat your hearts out!

    • Posted December 2, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Dad. I’m sure I’ve got Nigella and Rachel shaking in their shoes…not ;-)
      See you soon, snow permitting!

  10. Posted December 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Fantastic! I love the look of it. Family classics are always worth a try and 9 out of 10 they’ll become an other family’s favourite. Watch this space! :)
    Veronika

    • Posted December 3, 2010 at 8:36 am | Permalink | Reply

      Hopefully they’ll become a favourite in your house too, Veronika :) Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Posted December 2, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thats a simple yet great recipe, will give it a try. Also Congratualtions on your first video blog, it looks amazing, specially the kids helping out.

    Raymund
    http://angsarap.wordpress.com

    • Posted December 3, 2010 at 8:34 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Raymund. Let me know how the recipe works out for you :)

  12. Lorna
    Posted December 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    These bikkies, recipe given to me by none other than your good Mother have been a family favourite ever since! I have often grated zest of an orange and rolled the outside of each bikkie in dark chocolate, much to the annoyance of my brother who reckons I should never mess with the original recipe! I will defo be trying the cinnamon option for Xmas. Thanks for posting this recipe – has just prompted me to make a batch for the weekend :)

    • Posted December 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Lorna,
      Yum, the grated orange zest sounds great. I must try that. I added chopped almonds to the round ones in the picture above and I vaguely remember having a go at dipping in chocolate one other time. A very versatile bikkie!

  13. Posted December 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Lovely video! Truly brings out the real spirit of Christmas. Never really made those cookies but I am very tempted to try that out now.

  14. Gwen
    Posted December 6, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Kerry,
    Lorna just pointed out that you had posted these, considered to be a family secret! So now the cat is out of the bag :) These are fab bikkies and will make some this week in fact.

  15. Posted March 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great blog, Just wanted to comment that i can not connect to the rss stream, you might want install the right wordpress plugin for that to workthat.

  16. Posted March 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Ron,
    Thanks for stopping by. Did you trying clicking on the two options under the RSS icon? They should be working ok. If not, please let me know.
    Thnx
    Kerry

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