Golden Oatmeal Cookies

Saturday, November 3, 2007
A hearty oatmeal cookie made from browned butter, Lyle's Golden Syrup, toasted oats and walnuts.  

Golden Oatmeal Cookies

2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Lyle's Golden Syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the oats and walnuts on a large sheet pan. Bake for 6 minutes, stir, and bake an additional 6 minutes. Place the oats and walnuts in a bowl.
Coat the same sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook the butter, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes, or until light golden brown and fragrant. Cool slightly.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat brown sugar and egg for 2 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in vanilla, golden syrup, and browned butter, until well combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in oats and walnuts.

Form mixture into 1 inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for about 4 minutes on sheet pan, before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 28 big cookies

12 comments on "Golden Oatmeal Cookies"
  1. I love oatmeal cookies but I don't think I have ever seen Lyle's syrup. Is there anything I can substitute? I mean would molasses work?


  2. How funny, I was just thinking about making a good oatmeal cookie. It's been way too long. These look so yummy!


  3. Julie- You could do a 1/2 molasses, 1/2 honey combo. I wouldn't use a full amount of molasses, since it's so strong. Or you could try using 1/2 honey, 1/2 brown sugar corn syrup. I was thinking you could use pure maple syrup, but maybe you don't like maple-flavored oatmeal cookies.

    Jenny- I got good reviews from these.

  4. emmm...yummy. Those remind me of Anzac cookies I used to eat all the time when I lived in New Zealand. I haven't made those in years. They look so yummy!

  5. Thanks for the suggestions! I do love maple. But I think the molasses/honey combo appeals to me the most. I think I'll try it and I'll let you know how they come out!


  6. Those look gorgeous. You have come up with so much great stuff while I was away on vacation! Your beer brownies are high on my To Do list!

  7. I have wanted to get some of that Golden Syrup - they don't sell it anywhere around me - I've looked - so I'll probably have to order some online. These look delicious!

  8. Val- I have no idea what an Anzac cookie is! New Zealand sounds fun...

    Julie- Good luck! I hope they turn out ok. I wonder how using the different syrups will effect the cookies.
    Just remember, these aren't traditional.

    Mallow- Thanks! I like those beer brownies. I think I got a little buzzed from them. Just kidding.

    Deb- Thanks! As much as I complain about all of the grocery items we don't have here, I should really appreciate what we DO have. I wonder how much it costs to buy it online?

  9. I like that these cookies are not too thick.

  10. I like so this recipe and I like your nice blog!!! xxxGloria

  11. Cynthia- Yes, they are very thick and strong. Quite muscular.

    Gloria- Thanks!

    Muffin- Thank you!