• 150g self raising flour
  • 150g oatmeal
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 80g butter
  • 85mls milk
  • 2 x fingers of fudge

Credit – debit, credit – debit. Oatmeal – fudge, oatmeal – fudge. Life is one long compromise. Like ordering a Diet Coke with your Big Mac, these cookies are almost neutral through their combination of virtuous oatmeal and sinful chocolate fudge.

The friend I made these for swears they’ve helped her (these are her words) not kill her partner. They’re having to do a lot of compromising at the moment you see. Food, relationships, just one long compromise. These are the cookies to help.

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One year ago: Octonauts cupcakes  and Walnut, fudge and Fleur de Sel cookies

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Oatmeal & fudge cookies

Makes about 15

Ingredients:

  • 150g self raising flour
  • 150g oatmeal
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 80g butter
  • 85mls milk
  • 2 x fingers of fudge (I used Cadbury’s)

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4 and find 2 baking sheets. Mix the dry ingredients together and then rub in the butter until you have a fine breadcrumb consistency. They add the milk until the mixture comes together in a ball. Cut the fudge bars into 8 equal pieces and then take a piece of cookie dough about the size of a small plum. Squash, pop the fudge in the centre and then wrap the dough around the fudge until it sits in the middle. Roll between your palms until the cookie is smooth and sphere like and place on your baking sheet. Then squash a little so the top is just flattened. Repeat until all the dough is used, placing about 3 cm apart – these don’t spread like some cookies. I made 15 and had 1 piece of fudge left over perfect for my son to gobble up.

Bake for 20 minutes until just golden and starting to crack on the top. Allow to cool and enjoy with a chaser of compromise.

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