Saturday, 23 November 2013

Almond, chocolate chip and berry mix oat cookies

I created this recipe specially to enter into multiple blog challenges this month. It's based on a recipe that I previously devised and I have to say that this combination was particularly tasty. Everyone at work loved it! The cookies were crumbly and buttery with an almost melt in your mouth quality. I love the mix of dried berries & cherries and chocolate chips and the crunch from the almonds. 

I'm sending this to AlphaBakes which is hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes and co-hosted by myself on alternate months. The letter this month is O for Oats.


This month's We Should Cocoa Challenge is guest hosted by Rebecca from BakeNQuilt. She chose the theme 'cookies' which I was really pleased about as cookies are my favourite treat. The challenge is created by Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog.  

November's Tea Time Treats hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and co hosted by Kate from What Kate Baked has the theme of 'Dried Fruit'. These dried berries & cherries will fit in nicely. It's Tea Time Treats 2nd birthday so I hope they will enjoy this. On a separate note, Kate will be standing down from co-hosting the challenge at the end of the year so if you are interested in co-hosting this lovely challenge with Karen, do let her know. 

The One Ingredient Challenge hosted by Nazima from Franglais Kitchen and co hosted by Laura from How to Cook Good Food has the theme of 'Fruits of the Vine'. I'm hoping that my dried berries & cherries will count! 

Finally, I'm entering it to a new blogging challenge called the Biscuit Barrel hosted by Laura from I'd Rather Bake Than... The theme this months is 'Festive and Party'  and I think these would be great at any party. 

 adding the almonds, chocolate chips and mixed dried berries & cherries 

An original recipe by bakingaddict

220g butter
150g brown sugar
75g caster sugar
2 eggs
150g self raising flour
270g oats
100g dark chocolate chips
140g dried berries & cherries
100g almonds

  • Preheat the oven to 170C. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until lights and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. 
  • In a separate bowl, sift the flour and add the oats and mix well.
  • Add this to the creamed butter mixture.
  • Finally stir in the chocolate chips, almonds and dried fruit.
  • Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop out cookie dough spaced apart on a lined baking tray.
  • Bake for approximately 10 - 12 minutes until golden brown. 
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 


  1. These look like the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea! Yum!

  2. They sound delicious! Nice to be inspired by so many challenges this month too. Thanks for playing along with We Should Cocoa.

    1. Thanks for hosting and choosing a great theme!

  3. I'm not surprised these were popular - what a lovely sounding combination of ingredients, you're making mee quite hungry! Thanks for sharing with the Biscuit Barrel challenge =)

    1. Thanks for hosting and I'm so pleased I can finally join in!

  4. LOVE these and I am amazed at how many challenges you managed to enter them in to! That's VERY clever, now pass me one of those cookies Ros! LOL! Karen

    1. Thanks Karen so lovely to see you on here. Cookies coming your way :)

  5. Ooh lovely Ros. I do like a good oaty biscuit. You always do well on your multiple challenge entries and it's fun that you made this recipe especially for that purpose. Thanks for entering them into We Should Cocoa.

    1. Thanks! You know how much I love my multiple challenge entries :)

  6. these look scrumptious Ros. A lovely berry recipe to last beyond the Christmas season seems a great idea to me! sorry for delay in roundup but I am getting it written finally!

    1. These would definitely be great for Christmas!


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