Hazelnut Oat Cookies

Oaty hazelnut cookies

These gooey, moist oat cookies are delicious year-round but they’re extra good in cold weather. Maple syrup on top of the hazelnut combines to make a cookie that you can’t get enough of. Highly recommend you double this batch so you have enough to share!


  • 50g butter , plus a little for greasing
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 dessert apple , unpeeled and coarsely grated (you need 85g)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 50g raisins
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 50g spelt flour
  • 40g unblanched hazelnuts , cut into chunky slices
  • 1 egg


  • STEP 1Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and lightly grease a non-stick baking tray (or line a normal baking tray with baking parchment). Tip the butter and syrup into a small non-stick pan and melt together, then add the apple and cook, stirring, over a medium heat until it softens, about 6-7 mins. Stir in the cinnamon and raisins.
  • STEP 2Mix the oats, spelt flour, and hazelnuts in a bowl, pour in the apple mixture, then add the egg and beat everything together really well.
  • STEP 3Spoon onto the baking tray, well spaced apart to make 9 mounds, then gently press into discs. Bake for 18-20 mins until golden, then cool on a wire rack. Will keep for 3 days in an airtight container or 6 weeks in the freezer.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2016

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25 thoughts on “Hazelnut Oat Cookies”

  1. How about last comment, “Won’t be using any recipes that are in grams”!! Haha, come get with the program! I’ll making this recipe sounds great! Thx

  2. I was excited to see the header for this recipe–but once I saw that the measured ingredients were in grams, I opted out. It’s just an extra step/conversion to prevent ease of baking.

  3. Same! I won’t use any recipe thats not written in standard US units. Too many risks in converting metrics to US when baking.

  4. I, too, would enjoy making these cookies but am not into grams….is it possible to get the recipe in measurements that we are all familiar with?
    Thank you, Ellen

  5. Get real folks. Most of the good recipes from gourmet cooks use grams. Just get yourself one of those scales that can weigh as grams, oz, lbs, etc. They aren’t expensive and will take your cooking and baking to a new level.

  6. Seriously? You are going to deny yourself the pleasure of a delicious, interesting recipe because there is a little math involved? Not even math, you just look it up on the internet. Takes less time to do that than it does to complain about it.

  7. Know your readers. If you use both standard measurements and grams you obviously don’t know your readers. If you use grams you are trying to impress yourself. I am not impressed and will do my own artisan version of this cookie using standard measurements for my kids, family and friends to be able to enjoy in years to come. Artisan is always better than gourmet.

  8. Sounded like a great cookie to try. But when it turned metric I moved on to the comments. l am glad to see that I am not the only one that is not trying these cookies. A MAJOR WASTE OF MY TIME! It asked for a rating at least a minus ten.

  9. I’m willing to do the extra work to convert to cups and ounces, but why can’t there be a link to allow us to PRINT OUT the recipe?

  10. I couldn’t pass up leaving a comment on how lazy one can be.

  11. Just ask some Chinese person for help to convert it for you, a high IQ is an advantage whatever you do.

  12. Omgosh not difficult to get the conversion.. I’m more interested in whether I can substitute reg flour for spelt flour. Who has spelt flour just hangin’ around?

    Must of the time I’m looking for a recipe it’s cuz I have an urge for something or I have main ingredients and I want to make something now…. Not going to the store to collect weird ingredients that I won’t use up. 🤦‍♀️

  13. I, too, am disappointed in the negative attitudes expressed in these comments. The recipe sounds excellent, & I can’t wait to try it. I am not at all insulted that the measurements are in metric. The conversion can be looked up easily, even without an app or using a scale.

  14. Making it for the 2nd time. Spouse love it. I bake bread, so I am very used to grams. My scale weighs grams, as well as lb and oz. I can’t believe people have such an attitude about grams…your loss on many levels.

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