Flapjack Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy flapjack oat cookies.

Flapjack Cookies

If you are like me and struggle to eat breakfast before you rush out the door to work, then
these homemade cookies are just perfect.

Porridge in the shape of a cookie.

Keep the dough in the fridge, turn the oven on to heat while you are getting ready, then tear off enough dough for as many cookies as you want and pop them in to cook, while you continue to get organised.

10 minutes later and a few minutes to cool and voila, breakfast on the run.

Not for every breakfast you understand, but great for those rushed mornings.

Flapjack Cookies


½ cup/115g/1 stick butter, softened
2⁄3 cup demerara sugar
1 large egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of(baking)soda
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 ½ cups porridge oats
1 cup raisin


  1. Preheat the oven to 350f/180c/gas mark 4.
  2. Cream the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  3. In another bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Gradually add the flour mix into the butter mix.
  5. Next add the oats and raisins.
  6. Bring the dough together into a ball and pop in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. You could leave it overnight if making a morning snack.
  7. Roll into golf ball size pieces and squash slightly when you place them on your lined baking tray. Give them a bit of space to spread.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes until the edges are starting to turn golden. They will continue crisping up as they cool.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.

Serves (well I would love to tell you that, but I forgot to count them. Whoops!)

You could also try my chocolate and banana cookies which are oaty and chewy like a flapjack.


  1. What a great idea - cookies in an instant! They look very tasty. Will have to give these babies a try ;0)

  2. mmm love oats, I just had a bowl of porridge :) And demerara sugar is so nice, sounds like the perfect cookies to me!


  3. delicious love the idea of using oats

  4. Can it get any better? I mean you grab a hunk and heat as much as you need. Nice idea.

  5. Looks like a really nice change from the normal breakfast .... my (very sweet toothed) son will be very thankful to you!!!

  6. These look seriously good - divine recipe - yum!

  7. Hi, Just found your blog on another blog and love it and am now a follower. I'm a fellow food blogger and Scot now living in the French Alps. I don't come across many other Scottish bloggers. I see you entered for the Foodista Cookbook comp too! Hope you can have a peek at mine. Happy blogging.

  8. A super idea...make ahead breakfast! I have a muffin recipe like can keep the dough in the fridge and make them as you want them.

  9. I think they're worth trying for the name alone. . . but of course the taste would keep me making them! Great idea, and I love that you can just whip up as many as you need, eat and go! :)

  10. Great idea - thanks for sharing the recipe. Might send OH off to work with some of those, as always says 'no time for breakfast'...

  11. Yum! Flapjack in cookie form sounds really delicious - I love oats and raisins so these sound fab!

  12. A way to have cookies for breakfast and not feel guilty? Brilliant! These look and sound wonderful!

  13. Heaven! Two of my favourite words in the language side by side!

  14. You are sure to enjoy them Chele :)

    Hey Rose, The demerara gives the cookies a lovely caramelly flavour.

    Hi Akheela, They are great cookies and I always have oats in the house, so they are easy to whip up.

    Thanks TB :)

    Good, I do hope you make them for him soon and let me know if he liked them, Brownieville Girl :)

  15. Thanks Lucie, I am pleased with the way they turned out :)

    Hi Sarah *wave*, nice to meet you. I will come and visit you soon :)

    Must get that muffin recipe from you Barbara :)

    My hubby loves flapjacks, so he was particularly pleased with these Ricki :)

    Hope you do Spaghetti :)

    Me too C, although I usually have the oats and raisins in porridge :)

    Thanks Michelle :)

    Me too CC, me too :)

  16. Love oats in cookies and a way to have cookies for breakfast sounds good to me!

  17. MMMMM,..terrific looking cookies,..yummie food!

  18. MY FAVVV. !!!!!! <3 :D :D

  19. These are seriously yummy - another great recipe!


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