Sunday, 8 June 2014

Maple, walnut and raisin oat cookies and a giveaway

I love maple syrup and have quite a few maple syrup recipes on my blog. The lovely people at Clarks Maple Syrup kindly sent me a selection of their maple syrup to try and they've also agreed to give two lucky readers a Clarks gift bag worth £25. They have a great selection of recipes on their website and you can also download free recipe booklets

I debated about what to make. I usually use maple syrup in pancakes or cakes so I thought about making something a little different. The Clarks Oatmeal Maple Drop Cookies really appealed to me so I gave it a go and was not disappointed with the results. The maple syrup makes for a slightly wet batter and my cookies were soft with a crispy edge. It's definitely a cookie that tastes better the day after and one that slowly grows on you. I love the flavour combination of maple syrup and walnuts. The raisins added contrasting taste and texture and the oats made it feel healthier. I used the Clarks pure maple syrup for this recipe and you can definitely taste it in the cookie. It's not overly sweet and has a lovely aroma. I can't wait to try some of their other recipes. 

As mentioned, 2 lucky readers will win a Clarks gift bag worth £25. Each gift bag will include 

  • 1x 500ml Clarks Original Maple Syrup
  • 1x180ml Clarks Vanilla Maple Syrup
  • 1x500ml Clarks Maple Syrup Pure No.1
  • 1x 180ml Clarks Pure no.2
  • 1x 500ml Clarks clear blossom honey
  • 1x180ml Clarks Lavender honey
  • 1x180ml Clarks Orange blossom honey
  • 1x 180ml Clarks Acacia honey
  • Clarks Recipe book

Entry is via the rafflecopter widget. The prize is sponsored by Clarks and they will arrange delivery of the prize. Competition is open to UK residents only. A winner will be selected at random by Rafflecopter. All entries will be checked and verified and automatically disqualified if it's not a genuine entry. The closing date is 23 June 2014 at 12 midnight GMT. Good luck! 

 My selection of Clarks Maple Syrup

 milk, maple syrup, butter, flour, oats, raisins, egg, walnuts 

 ready to go in the oven


Disclaimer: I was sent a selection of Clarks maple syrup to review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I agree - Pecan nuts - tried and tested and delicious

  2. I love making maple granola for my breakfast!

  3. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post :)

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  5. blackberries!! I use it to make cordial

  6. Waffles! :) Cookies look super!

  7. Banana pancakes

  8. Caroline Howard14 June 2014 at 22:30

    I've only ever tried pancakes with it so has to be them

  9. butter and crumpets

  10. gotta be pancakes and bacon

    kay panayi

  11. Elizabeth Williams18 June 2014 at 21:40

    I like maple syrup with porridge


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