Monday, 22 June 2015

Oat Cookies in a Kilner Jar | Lifestyle

I've been having lots of fun cooking again since being back on the Weight Watchers plan. It's so easy to fall into a rut of eating the same things over and over again, as well as having a couple of takeaways a week. Naughty Michelle.

I've done quite a few recipes this week, but my favourite has to be oat cookies. The recipe I used from the Weight Watchers website makes 16, and they are 3 ProPoints each. Yummy deliciousness and a super low points value too. I prefer to 'spend' my points on sweet treats when I can.

You can easily make this recipe gluten free too, just swap the plain white flour and porridge oats for gluten free versions and hey presto.

For the cookies you will need:
35g sultanas
1/4 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda
60ml of vegetable oil
80g light brown sugar
1 medium egg
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
75g plain white flour
140g porridge oats

Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 160/150 fan assisted. Place baking parchment on the baking trays, or use a couple of sprays of low calorie spray to prevent the cookies from sticking.

Step 2: Beat the oil and sugar together with a whisk, then add the egg and beat in again.

Step 3: Sift in the flour and ginger, then fold in the porridge oats and sultanas until all combined.

Step 4: Either roll 16 small balls of cookie mixture, or spoon on to the parchment paper; and then bake for 15-18 minutes until brown.

And there you have it! Just leave the cookies to cool on a wire tray (if you can wait that long!) and serve with a lovely cuppa tea. For a variation you could also add nutmeg and cinnamon. I love cookies that taste like Christmas, and it's never too early to celebrate. Ahem.

To store the cookies you can either place the cookies in an air tight box, or in an air tight Kilner Jar like I have. I like to recycle my jam jars, and baby food jars, and you may recall seeing my crafty blog post around Easter up-cycling those too. If you haven't, it's definitely worth checking the post out here. When I've eaten all the cookies I'll more than likely use the Kilner Jar to store my stationery supplies in as I love the shabby chic look. At the moment I'm collecting all the Douwe Egbert's Orla Kiely coffee jars for my desk.

Have you ever thought about up-cycling and re-using your old jam jars, as I say you can check out my post above for inspiration, but why not have a look at the Jam J-art website from Think Money for further ideas?

This blog post has been written in collaboration with Think Money but all content contained within, images (unless specified) and opinions are my own.