Spiced Oat Biscuits

    2 hours 30 minutes

    Lovely oat biscuits spiced with cinnamon, allspice and cloves. These are perfect on a cool autumn afternoon with a cup of hot tea.

    90 people made this

    Makes: 60 biscuits

    • 250g butter
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
    • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 3 cups quick cooking oats

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hours resting  ›  Ready in:2hours30min 

    1. Cream first three ingredients until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla. Mix all dry ingredients into butter mixture. Stir in oats. Let dough stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    3. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking trays. Flatten biscuits slightly and bake for 10 minutes. Do not overbake.
    4. Take biscuits from the oven when still puffy and edges are just beginning to brown. Let biscuits cool a minute or two on baking trays before removing. Cool completely on racks. They are fragile and difficult to remove from the baking trays when they are still warm, so work gently.

    Recently Viewed

    Reviews and Ratings
    Global Ratings:

    Reviews in English (76)


    MMMMmmm ive been looking for a recipe like this. Although I did change it a bit when I made it. I made half the recipe (otherwise we would eat them all) and still got many cookies. I used rolled oats instead of quick cooking oats. Instead of adding each individual spice I added 3 tsp (6 in a full recipe) of pumpkin pie spice which comtains; cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. I also added about a cup of raisins. These cookies were gone in a matter of hours. YUM oh and as others said....8 minutes did it for me too.  -  02 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I found this recipe about 6 years ago on this site and it has become one of our absolute family favorites ever since -- I love spices and these are ohh sooo good!!! perfect taste, chewy on the inside and with a slight crunch on the outside. I usually prepare the batter and freeze it up in little balls -- just pop them in the oven for a quick treat  -  28 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I cut down on the baking time so that they weren't so crispy. The best part is that they stay moist for days if stored with a slice of bread. Overall these were a hit. Delicious and easy.  -  10 Feb 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)