Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Way to a man's heart

Needless to say - when he finally did get home from his epic trip to England, the Gentleman wasn't a happy man. Noooo. And since the way to an angry man's heart ,too, goes through his stomach, I whipped up a batch of orangey cardamom and oat cookies, his favourites. 

(Sure he says he's not into sweet stuff, but these I always have to make a double dose...)

(appr.20 cookies)

75 g butter or margarine
2 dl oats
1,5 dl sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon coarsely ground cardamom
grated zest of 1 orange

Melt the butter and add the oats. Stir in sugar, vanilla sugar and the egg. Mix flour, baking powder and cardamom and add into the mixture. Let it rest in the fridge until oven is hot enough (180°).

Spoon the mixture onto a baking sheet, 1 heaped teaspoon per cookie. The mixture will spread in the oven, so leave plenty of room between each dollop. Approximately 9 per baking tray is ideal.

Keep the mixture in the fridge while each batch is baking.

Bake for approximately 8 minuted, until the edges are golden brown. The cookies burn quickly, so keep an eye on them.

Once ready, remove the tray from the oven and lift the sheet from the tray to cool and crisp. Enjoy!


  1. Would it be possible for you to also list your dl measurements in grams, etc? It would be very much appreciated and even allow me to try some of your wonderful looking recipes!

    1. I can definitely do that - I was just under the (clearly false)!) impression that dl- measuring cups were readily available everywhere... :-/

    2. Unfortunately, no!! At least not in South East Asia ... and more is the pity! My sincere appreciation for taking the time to do this. You have one of the nicest blogs and recipes I've seen in a while and I am most eager to try some of your things! :-)

    3. awwww - thanks so much for your kind words :-)