one cup cookies made better

Now that the school routine is down pat………oh no wait, I forgot it was library day yesterday and keira had to help the librarian and draw a picture instead of borrow books and was devastated. OK, so to put it another way. Now that I’m starting to feel on top of it all – I am getting back into my baking again. Woo hoo.

all that is left!

not the most attractive cookies but this is all that is left of 24 cookies this morning

Now, back to baking. The only cookie recipe I use these days is my one cup recipe. Why? Well, because it’s just so easy, I always have the ingredients on hand and because I always remember how much to put in of everything – 1 cup! And on Saturday night a school mum told me she put seeds in her cookies. It was like a revelation to me as I am a huge fan of pecans in mine but I can’t put them in for school.  And so here is my one cup cookie recipe made better…………….and it’s low fat too! Now you’re talking!

150g margerine or 200g butter, melted (I use nutelex)

1 cup flour (whatever you have in the pantry)

1 cup sugar (caster or brown)

1 cup oats (I use whole)

1 cup raisins

Melt margerine and add to dry ingredients. Stir to combine and then roll tablespooons full of mixture into balls, place on lined baking trays and flatten. I actually just place them in blobs on the tray, but that’s me! Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 180 degree oven (I have to use 190 degrees because my gas oven is so basic). Then cool on baking trays and enjoy.

mmmmm hot cookies

late night baking  – these babies are hot out of the oven

I love a few of these warm with a cup of coffee and I’ve put in brackets what I use just in case you were wondering. For buttery cookies, well just use butter instead of margerine. This recipe will make 24 cookies which could last you a few days…….or 24 hours if you live in this house. Retro daddy, have you been into my biscuits?


  1. Thank you! A good quick simple recipe for when ‘I have the oven on for dinner, what else can I put in there too …’ nights :)

  2. YUM!! I tried these when I first found your blog and they were so moreish..will definitely be trying the addition of seeds.

    Can you please bottle your motivation and send it my way :) I am so lacking at the moment and still carrying 11kg from my now 15mth old.

  3. Yum! Love cookies with oats in them!! And could change the raisins for choc chips if you were that way inclined :-)
    So great to meet you on Sat – it was such a fun day :-)

  4. Congratulations, that is awesome. Be proud:-))

  5. Biggest Loser Bars, hey? I might just have to look out for them at the supermarket because I need to lose 6 kilos pronto (8 if I want to get into my really small jeans) and I really dislike exercise apart from walking. I love home baking, and so do my kids, but I have no will power when it comes to anything like cornflake biscuits, jam drops, etc. Put a packet of Tim Tams in the fridge & they could be there all week, but home baking in a tin … that’s another thing! Good on you!

  6. Good for you Corrie, you must feel great! Those cookies look simple and delish, will definately give them a try! xx

  7. Just popped over from “Then There were Four”… she’s raving about your headings and keywords! So, after reading your low fat recipe, I’m sold. I hope you don’t mind if I follow? xx

  8. I dont know why I just found your comment on my blog.. Im always bad about that, sorry :) Glad we share a name and it lead you to my blog!
    Love your posts and I’m following along now!! ~Corrie

  9. Nice Recipe,

    Dried Apricots would be great in this too.

  10. That looks like a fabulous basic recipe and anything at all could be added really. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Thank you!!! I detest baking because 4 kids eat through one batch almost minutes after I pull the last cookies from the oven! With this new recipe I think I may be able to keep ahead of their munching! Thanks for sharing!

    And congrats on being so close to your goal! You have inspired me, my local community centre is offering Zumba and I’m going to give it a whirl next week!

  12. YUMM Corrie Thanks!!

  13. Thanks for this recipe – this is how I amused Eloise this morning! We had to substitute raisins for sultanas and I didn’t have enough pumpkin seeds so I also threw in some dried apricots – it worked perfectly. Of course she won’t eat them, but hubby and I will and she had a ball cooking them!

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  15. Well done on your weight loss! Definitely an excuse to treat yourself with cookies and even better when they’re low fat. These look great – I can’t wait to try them. x

  16. Yummy !!! I love cookies and if the recipe is easy better

  17. Congrats on the weight loss!

  18. What a lovely blog you have here! So cosy and funky and I love your photos. Beautiful!

  19. I can SO relate to loving every minute of being back in pre-pregnancy clothes. My baby is almost 9 months and I have *just* started fitting into my jeans/pants… Woo Hoo! There is NO better feeling. Good on you RetroMummy… and bikkies looks delish!

  20. I just made your cookies Corrie and they look amazing, substituted some walnuts for the sunflowers and dried apricots for raisins as a presonal taste thing and – yum!
    Thanks for the recipe and the excellent blog x

  21. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u

    Gas Baking Ovens Melbourne Australias

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