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Scottish Baking

By Sue Lawrence

Published 2016

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These easy biscuits are full of oaty goodness. They are crunchy, light and buttery, ideal to go with morning coffee or an afternoon cup of tea.

For a change, you can add a handful of raisins to make that all-American favourite, oatmeal raisin cookies.


  • 150 g/ oz butter, softened
  • 50 g/


Cream the butter and sugars together until smooth, add the oats, flour, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt. Stir until thoroughly combined, then using floured hands, roll into balls and place – well apart (they will spread) – on greased baking sheets (you will probably need two).

Bake in a preheated oven (1