Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Biscuits

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Miss S ate half of one of these biscuits, then asked me suspiciously, “Aunty, do these have oatmeal in them?”

I hemmed and hawed, expecting her to say that she didn’t like them anymore if I admitted to oatmeal, but I couldn’t lie, so said, “Yes, but in Australia we call them rolled oats or porridge.”

She thought about it for a little while, then said, “Okay.”

Sur enough, she ate them.

1/2 C plus one tablespoon self raising flour
125gm butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C white sugar
1/4 tspn bi-carb soda
1 egg
1 tspn vanilla extract
One and a half C rolled oats
1/4 C nuts (I was going to use pecans, but when I checked the packet was out of date. I would have used them anyway, except that they also tasted stale. I ended up using almonds, because that was what I had in the pantry, but just use whatever you have).
1/2 C chocolate chips

Cream the butter and sugars, then beat in the egg and vanilla.

Mix in the flour, bi-carb soda, oats, nuts and chocolate chips.

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Roll into balls and bake at 160 degrees Celsius for about 15 minutes. This recipe makes about 30 biscuits.