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Cookie Haiku – Dedicated to Chewy Oatmeal Sultana Cookies

By Clevermuffin @Clevermuffin

Chewy oatmeal and sultana cookies

Haikus are tricky
Butter and sugar taste good
And haikus don’t rhyme

Have cookies with milk
I like mine with a cuppa
Or with a haiku

Chewy oatmeal and sultana cookies

Stuck for ideas
I used my BigOven App
To find these cookies

It’s my Gen Y way
I want instant recipes
Search-able by phone

So now I’ve combined
Japanese poetry style
With app for cooking

Cookies waiting to be cooked

Waiting to be cooked

If haikus offend
Get off your bloomin’ high horse
And try do better

Leave me a comment
With your own haiku effort
And best gets a hug*!

Cookie haiku – dedicated to chewy oatmeal sultana cookies

*hug may or may not be virtual.

115 grams butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
¼ cup caster sugar
1 large egg
2/3 teaspoon vanilla essence
¾ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ cups quick cooking oatmeal, uncooked
¾ cups sultanas (or raisins, if that’s your kinda thing)
½ teaspoons salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C and line cookie trays with baking paper.
  2. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy, add egg and vanilla and beat well.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix well.
  4. Stir in oatmeal and sultanas/raisins until well blended.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoons of mixture onto baking paper and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Cool one minute on tray, then transfer to rack to finish cooling.

Makes: One day I will learn to write this down while baking. I think it made 40.

Healthy:  If you make 40 it’s 72 calories a cookie.

Storage: Will keep for a week or two in an airtight container. I had mine for a couple of weeks and they stayed fresh.

Source: Modified from BigOven, accessed through their handy App.

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