A break from our New York adventures to mark Oatmeal cookie day.
I like these days of the year connected to baking, it makes me look through all the recipes I've collected and bake something.
These are Spiced Oat Cookies and are made by creaming 4oz butter and 3oz soft brown sugar. Gradually add 1 beaten egg. Stir in 7oz self raising flour, 1tsp mixed spice, 6oz oats, 4oz dried fruit and 1tbsp milk. Make a fairly stiff dough and roll into balls. Flatten balls to about 6cm on baking trays and bake at 160c for approx 15 mins.
I baked these once we were home after a short walk around the park.
Whilst there we were joined, briefly, by this pair of ducks who waddled together in front of us in perfect unison.
S was off as soon as she spotted a fallen log which acted as a bridge and gave her access to go exploring
The most perfect sight were the bluebells, there weren't many, but they were so pretty.
A walk in the park, spring flowers, tea and biscuits, a good Saturday.