Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Oat walnut cookies + Stork giveaway (E: 7 July 2016)

baking, homebaked cookies

Have you ever found when baking cookies with butter, that they have spread too much in the oven and look more like pancakes than cookies? Well, I have. There were some unfortunate baking sessions, when cookies melted together into one shapeless cookie. One of the solutions of preventing the spreading-out-into-a-big-puddle is to swap butter for Stork.
When I use Stork in cookies, they turn out perfectly shaped, crisp, flaky and delicious. I bake cookies at least once a week, as my boys love them.
Today I baked a batch of oat walnut cookies. I wanted something different from the usual choc chip cookies, and adding chopped walnuts seemed like a good idea.
These cookies are easy to make, and you don't need any fancy ingredients, you will probably have all of them in the kitchen.

baking with Stork

Oat walnut cookies
Ingredients:
100g caster sugar
90g margarine (I used Stork)
1 medium egg
70g oats
160g+ self-raising flour
1tsp baking powder
50g walnuts, chopped

Cream the margarine with sugar and egg in a mixing bowl. Add the flour, oats, baking powder and finely chopped walnuts, mix well, forming the dough. Put the mixing bowl with the dough, covered by a cling film, in the fridge for half an hour.
Knead lightly on a slightly floured surface, roll out to 6-7mm thickness, cut out the biscuits with cookie cutters, place them on the trays lined with parchment paper and bake for about 15 minutes until golden at 180C. Don't overcook, they are still soft when you take them out.

If you don't like walnuts, chopped pistachios would work too. You can also add a handful of raisins to the dough.

baking with Stork

I used organic porridge oats from Primrose's Kitchen in this recipe, but any good quality oats will do. These oats are gluten free and wheat free.

baking with Stork

Lovely people from Stork have offered 10 tubs of Stork as a giveaway for my blog readers. Imagine how many cakes and bakes you can make with this stash!



T&Cs:
The giveaway is open to the UK residents only.
Once the Rafflecopter picks the winner, I will contact them regarding address details, if they do not reply within 28 days, the prize will be allocated to another person.
Please don't forget to leave a comment, as it is the only mandatory step, I will make sure the winner selected by Rafflecopter has complied with T&Cs.
The prize will be dispatched by Stork.

The giveaway will close on 7 July 2016 (at midnight)

Good luck!


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77 comments:

  1. I like to make cupcakes with my mum. We do plain and chocolate ones. :)

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  2. Margaret Clarkson
    I like to bake bread, cakes and scones.

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  3. I love to bake cupcakes I make them in different flavours with different toppings :)

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  4. cheesecakes of all varieties

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  5. Victoria sponge and rock cakes.

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  6. My special Barm Brack (Grannies recipe)

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  7. Love baking cupcakes and decorating them x

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  8. I enjoy baking Victoria Sponge and Chocolate Cupcakes xx

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  9. I love baking - cupcakes, brownies, shortbread, red velvet, Victoria sponge, carrot cake. I also love to share my goodies with friends and family

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  10. Love making any cakes and scones

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  11. love making cupcakes,and sponges

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  12. Paula Readings17 June 2016 at 09:33

    I like making fruit cakes & pies, hubby is a muffin & Victoria sponge man, so together we have the cake range covered.

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  13. Cakes. A favourite is Belgium Loaf.

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  14. i'm not the best baker but love to try, puddings & cakes are my favourite

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  15. I love baking cakes, my bread is not that great lol

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  16. I love baking cakes, pies, cookies, sausage rolls

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  17. I make a huge stacked Victoria sponge, wouldn't use anything else. STORK IS STRONG & STURDY FOR CAKES

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  18. Be brilliant for my friend and her home made cupcakes :-)

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  19. Flapjacks with nuts and dried fruits

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  20. I love baking cakes in my variety of bundt tins. I find even the most moist of cakes will cook very evenly because of the hole in the middle. My favourite is my apple and pecan spice cake.

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  21. I love sponge cakes with various fillings

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  22. Love to make Nutella cake :)

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  23. I LIKE MAKING DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF BREAD

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  24. I love making simple things like rock buns and cupcakes so my children can help

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  25. I love baking cakes! Especially loaf ones like lemon drizzle and banana!

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  26. i like baking chocolate cakes, making chocolate or black forest gateau :)

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  27. Cupcakes.

    Rachel Craig

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  28. I like making cookies the most, big chewy ones :D

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  29. id make everything ha cakes pastys you name it id be making it

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  30. I love baking cakes, especially those using recipes passed down through the family:)

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  31. I like it when my partner bakes pies, because I love pastry. Savoury and sweet fillings.

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  32. I like baking cakes and pies and I have a lovely recipe for a fruit cake which I have been making for 50 years!

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  33. Chewy chocolate chip cookies!

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  34. i love making a summer strawberry sponge cake

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  35. All sorts of cakes, particularly apple Cake

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  36. I love baking anything! Though I think my favourite thing to bake is probably cookies

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  37. I love to bake cookies and fairy cakes with my kids :)

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  38. Sponge cakes and Bara Brith are my fave things to bake

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  39. Scones! So yummy! :)

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  40. Tart tatins, whether sweet or savoury but pears my favourite :)

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  41. Chocolate chip cookies and brownies are a firm favourite in our house.

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  42. I love making little fairy cakes with my little ones

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  43. We like making lots of things including cake, flapjack, merangue

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  44. Love making, banana loaf, carrot cake, fruit cake and scones x

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  45. Just had a bake day today. Love making carrot cake, muffins, shortbread and biscotti. Tins don't stay full for long!

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  46. Love making cakes and quiches

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  47. I love making choc chip cookies, I'm still using chocolate from Christmas to make them!

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  48. i love baking most things but my favourite are raspberry or strawberry muffins and bara brith

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  49. Banana and oat muffins

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  50. Just about anything but our favourite at the moment is Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yum. :)

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  51. I love baking cakes and cookies.

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  52. I enjoy baking a lemon drizzle cake, the lemons smell so fresh and I love baking in general x

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  53. bread and cakes at the moment

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