Melt-in-the-mouth buttery oat biscuits, rolled in oats and topped with bits of glacé cherry - perfect for making with children and sharing with the adults.
55g (2oz)caster sugar
1/2tspvanilla extractor vanilla powder
100g (3.5oz)plain (all-purpose) flour
50g (2oz)fine oatmeal
medium porridge oatsfor rolling
4glacé cherries or dried cranberries for decorationCut into fine bits
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour, oatmeal, baking powder and mix well.
Roll walnut size pieces of the mixture into balls, and roll each one in the oat flakes.
Place them on baking trays covered in baking paper or on a silicone mat, flattening slightly each one with the finger, then place 1/4 glacé cherry on each (or any other candied fruit; candied orange peel is good, too.)
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown then cool on a wire rack.
I used to make this with egg, but as so little is added, I often omit it and the biscuits are just as good! Melting Moments can also be rolled in desiccated coconut.