Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

A crunchy sweet and filling biscuit for breakfast or supper. Especially nice with cheese.


  1. Cream margarine and sugar.
  2. Mix in flour and oats and work into a paste. Moisten if necessary with a teaspoon of milk.
  3. Using a floured board, roll out about 7mm / 1/4 inch thick and cut into rounds.
  4. Put onto a greased baking tray.
  5. Bake just above middle in a moderately hot oven, Gas mark 5, 375 F, 190 C for 20 minutes, until pale brown.
  6. Take straight off baking tin on to a wire rack to cool.


Most Helpful

Wow, I so agree: These are oaty shortbread bites! So yummy! I used butter instead of margarine and cut the biscuits with a glass. After 20 minutes they were perfectly done- slightly brown and wonderfully crisp. Thank you so much for sharing these little gems, Pam Wood!

Lalaloula March 04, 2009

I used butter and added a bit of honey, these came out like oatmeal shortbread. Just love them, and my family ate them up and wanted more. I have made this recipe several times and always play with it a bit, the results are always the same, they go fast and everyone wants to know where the rest are.

stasari July 06, 2008

I really liked these oatcakes. Something really different and really filling. Thanks for the new discovery

windywood August 26, 2005

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