Melting moments


  • 200g/7oz butter softened
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g/9oz self-raising flour
  • 140g/5oz oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/200F/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg until well combined. Stir in the vanilla and flour until well combined.
  4. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  5. Sprinkle the oats onto a plate, roll the balls in the oats and put them on the baking tray. Squash the balls slightly with your hands.
  6. Bake the biscuits for 12–15 minutes, or until pale golden-brown.

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