Customise these Flapjack Cookies

Flapjack Cookies

Sometimes a flapjack is just too much – too rich and too filling am I right? Well, now you can have flapjacks in cookie size! These tried and tested flapjack cookies will satisfy your flapjack and your cookie cravings in one! Genius! Oh, wait… scratch that! I just went to get one and they have vanished before my eyes! I’m guessing they are so tasty that the size doesn’t matter! You need these! Maybe make a double batch of these flapjack cookies just in case!

Flapjack cookies on a gold rimmed china plate set on a navy blue serviette with the corner of a bottle of milk.
A whole plate of flapjack cookies

The recipe

This recipe is made using basic store-cupboard ingredients so hopefully you can get making them straight away! Why do you need to make these? Well, these are soft and chewy whilst having a slight crunch – everything you could possibly want in a cookie! Well, except chocolate! But you could easily turn these into chocolate chip flapjack cookies!

Birds eye view of a plate of plain and raisin cookies with a cup of tea, on a navy blue background.
Tea & Biscuits

5 from 1 vote
Flapjack Cookies
Serves: 12 Cookies
Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • 50 g sugar (we used granulated)
  • 75 g butter (we used Vitalite)
  • 40 g golden syrup
  • 75 g porridge oats (gluten free if required)
  • 70 g plain flour (gluten free if required)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten free if required)
  • *optional 60g raisins / chocolate chips / shredded coconut / chopped dried apricots
  1. Put the sugar, butter and syrup in a saucepan and heat gently until melted. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat.

  2. Stir in the oats, followed by the flour with the baking powder. Mix well.

  3. If using add ins (raisins, chocolate chips, coconut, apricots) add these now and mix to distribute evenly.

  4. Using a cookie scoop (or small ice-cream scoop), scoop the mixture into 12 equal balls and place well apart on a lined baking tray. I had to use two trays. Gently press each ball down to make rounds.

  5. Bake at Gas Mark 4 (350f / 180c) for 12-15 minutes. The cookies will just be turning golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray (they will be very soft but will firm up on cooling).

  6. Store in an airtight container for up to five days.

  7. Enjoy!

Plate of cookies with a bottle of milk and a stainless steel straw on a navy blue background.
Cookies and milk

What do I need?

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National Biscuit day

Well, what a coincidence! Today 29th May is National Biscuit Day! If you have a look on the Scotsman Food & Drink website you can find all sorts of wonderful facts about McVities’s biscuits including which biscuits are best for dunking! You will also find the legal answer to the question… is the Jaffa Cake a biscuit or a cake!!! Before you check, what do you think? (a similar product in USA is PiM’s). Of course, if you want to celebrate this day properly, why not make your own biscuit selection!? These spiced pecan shortbread are very popular, or if you prefer your shortbread more traditional, try this plain shortbread recipe. One of my favourite biscuits are crisp and crunchy gingerbread and of course everyone loves a chocolate chip cookie!

A cookie with a bite out of it in-front of a plate of cookies and a bottle of milk.
Plate of biscuits served with milk


Of course we have to share our biscuits (or cookies)! These flapjack cookies are winging there way over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday, this week co-hosted by Mollie @ Frugal Hausfrau

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Leave us a comment below if you love the look and sound of these cookies! Let us know if you’d make these plain, with raisins, with chocolate or maybe with coconut…

Speak soon

Laurena x


  • Heersh 29th May 2020 at 14:57

    Very noice!

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 29th May 2020 at 14:58

      Lol… great accent! Glad you like them!

  • Eva Gallon 29th May 2020 at 19:43

    I like this flapjack/biscuit combo? I also like the ‘melt-in-the-pan instead of creaming together’ method☺ Do you think it would work just as well with agave instead of golden syrup?

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 29th May 2020 at 21:19

      Hello Eva. Yes, if you only have agave that should work although obviously the taste will be slightly different! I’d try using about 25-30ml though depending if you have light or dark agave. You might slightly reduce the cooking temperature too as products with agave in tend to brown quicker and therefore you might think they’re cooked before they are!

  • Eva Gallon 29th May 2020 at 21:31

    Thanks Laurena, that’s good to know- also explains why some cakes had started to brown before they should have!

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 29th May 2020 at 21:40

      Oh yes! That will be why! You can always cover loosely with foil!

  • Eva Gallon 29th May 2020 at 21:36

    By the way, do you have a gas mark oven? I’m just not used to seeing GM anymore lol. If you do, I’m slightly envious hehe. My in-laws had left their old cooker with the grill-on-top to us years ago; I just remember the gas oven being particularly good.

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 29th May 2020 at 21:43

      Yes… in fact I have a brand new shiny Gas oven! 😀 It was delivered last week and is cooking everything much quicker than we’re used to! We have a double oven so we can cook lots at once too! Ahhh… grill at top as in eye level? I used to love those!

  • Eva Gallon 29th May 2020 at 21:56

    Ooh the oven sounds fab! The eye-level grill reminds me of cheese on toast but I doubt I’ll ever see one of those again lol. Yes, I cover bakes with foil halfway through now but hadn’t cottoned on it was due to these agave/date/rice syrups until you mentioned it?

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 29th May 2020 at 21:59

      Yep… when I was at uni one of my friends boyfriends used to cook himself 6 slices at a time every time he came to visit! All that melty-ness bubbling away at eye level gradually turning golden!

  • frugal hausfrau 2nd June 2020 at 20:27

    What a darling idea!! I’ll take two please, for breakfast on the go! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!!


    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 2nd June 2020 at 21:00

      Thanks Mollie! These have somewhat become a hit in our house! We’ve made 3 more batches already this week! Thanks for co-hosting Fiesta Friday! x


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