A few weeks ago, Galina over at Chez Maximka posted a recipe for Chocolate Oat Cookies. As I still have a cupboard full of oats (both normal porridge oats and also Ready Brek which is very finely chopped oats), I thought it would be a great recipe to try. As I was experimenting with new and healthy ingredients, I decided to try them with Choc Shot instead of chocolate hazelnut spread which worked very well (although I then topped them with Smarties at the Madhouse kids' request, so they didn't end up as healthy as they could have been !)
Choc Shot Oat Cookies
60g caster sugar
2tbsp Choc Shot
160g plain flour
Cream together the margarine and sugar.
Add the egg and mix it in.
Squeeze in the Choc Shot and give it a stir.
Add the flour and oats and stir to combine.
Throw in a handful of mini Smarties if you want.
Use your hands to pull off golfball sized lumps and roll them into balls.
Put them on a baking tray and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Add a few extra smarties to the top. Bake at 180° for about 15 minutes - as Galina says, they will still be soft when you take them out so don't overcook them. (Like I did, adding extra cooking time because they didn't seem cooked - they came out rock hard but the kids still ate them !)