My gran was always baking and one of my favourite recipes was her cookie one - they are really easy to make and always a big favourite at craft days.
I made this little book a couple of years ago to keep the recipe safe -
The Recipe -
4 oz marg
3 oz caster sugar
1 teaspoon golden syrup
3 teaspoons boiling water
2 oz porridge oats
4 oz self raising flour
1/2 level teaspoon baking powder
few drops vanilla essence
optional - chopped glace cherries, dried fruit, dried cranberries, flaked almonds
Cream together the marg and sugar, then add the golden syrup and boiling water.
Work into the mixture the porridge oats, self raising flour and baking powder
Add a few drops of vanilla essence
Add any optional ingredients now if you want fruity or nutty cookies
Take a large teaspoon of the mixture and roll into a ball, place on a greased baking tray - continue until all the mixture has been used. Do not place the cookie balls too close together as they do spread out. Bake 180 C/350 F/Gas mark 3 for about 10 minutes until pale brown - they will still be soft but will quickly firm up on the outside as they cool. Do not overbake as they will go solid and will only be suitable for dunking!!
I often double up the recipe to make a nice large batch. The uncooked dough also freezes well so I often freeze half the dough so that when I am short on time for baking I can just grab some dough from the freezer.