Cookie haiku – dedicated to chewy oatmeal sultana cookies

Chewy oatmeal and sultana cookies

Haikus are tricky
Butter and sugar taste good
And haikus don’t rhyme

Have cookies with milk
I like mine with a cuppa
Or with a haiku

Chewy oatmeal and sultana cookies

Stuck for ideas
I used my BigOven App
To find these cookies

It’s my Gen Y way
I want instant recipes
Search-able by phone

So now I’ve combined
Japanese poetry style
With app for cooking

Cookies waiting to be cooked

Waiting to be cooked

If haikus offend
Get off your bloomin’ high horse
And try do better

Leave me a comment
With your own haiku effort
And best gets a hug*!

*hug may or may not be virtual.

115 grams butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
¼ cup caster sugar
1 large egg
2/3 teaspoon vanilla essence
¾ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ cups quick cooking oatmeal, uncooked
¾ cups sultanas (or raisins, if that’s your kinda thing)
½ teaspoons salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C and line cookie trays with baking paper.
  2. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy, add egg and vanilla and beat well.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix well.
  4. Stir in oatmeal and sultanas/raisins until well blended.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoons of mixture onto baking paper and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Cool one minute on tray, then transfer to rack to finish cooling.

Makes: One day I will learn to write this down while baking. I think it made 40.

Healthy:  If you make 40 it’s 72 calories a cookie.

Storage: Will keep for a week or two in an airtight container. I had mine for a couple of weeks and they stayed fresh.

Source: Modified from BigOven, accessed through their handy App.

25 Comments on Cookie haiku – dedicated to chewy oatmeal sultana cookies

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      15 December 2011 at 8:57 am (6 years ago)

      Lol! A friend of mine has this shirt and I FReAkin’ LOVE IT! I especially find it how funny how much some people get it, and others just frown and walk away. I’d be lying if I wasn’t thinking of it a little as I wrote this…

  1. Courtney
    15 December 2011 at 9:10 am (6 years ago)

    you can not go wrong
    with oatmeal and sultanas
    stomach is growling

  2. ceciliag
    15 December 2011 at 11:33 am (6 years ago)

    You are so clever!! c

  3. Just A Smidgen
    15 December 2011 at 11:53 am (6 years ago)

    Hmmm, let’s see…

    There once was a young clever muffin,
    Who baked yummy stuff in her oven,
    With a little oatmeal and spice
    And, of course, everything nice
    Out popped a cookie we’re lovin’!

    Oops… that was a limerick;)

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      15 December 2011 at 12:42 pm (6 years ago)

      Not quite a Haiku but I’ll play that! Too funny 🙂

    • Courtney
      17 December 2011 at 2:33 am (6 years ago)

      Nice one, Barbara!

  4. sportsglutton
    15 December 2011 at 4:25 pm (6 years ago)

    It the end of my day so I got nothing for ya expect that I love me some chewy oatmeal cookies. 😉

  5. spicegirlfla
    16 December 2011 at 4:04 am (6 years ago)

    Thick and yummy looking!! Perfect comfort cookie!!

  6. Mary
    16 December 2011 at 6:52 am (6 years ago)

    Mmmm, oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my all time favorites. These sound delicious.

  7. Caroline
    16 December 2011 at 6:54 am (6 years ago)

    You’re too funny, I love your haikus. But, I really hated writing them in my high school English class. I had to suck it up though in college when I was required to take a couple of poetry courses. Don’t hate me for not writing a haiku…my brain just doesn’t function in the poetry sense anymore, haha.

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      17 December 2011 at 11:17 am (6 years ago)

      It’s funny – they’re no better way to take the fun out of something than having to study it. And I think being made to analyse haikus (instead of just writing funny ones) would be especially taxing!

  8. Jereme's Kitchen
    16 December 2011 at 7:01 am (6 years ago)

    those cookies are pure poetry! (lame, i know, but i had to say it)

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      17 December 2011 at 11:17 am (6 years ago)

      Haha – if I had of thought of it I would of said it!

  9. Karen
    16 December 2011 at 12:46 pm (6 years ago)

    I can’t offer poetry but love oatmeal cookies. Just finished baking some with raisins as that was what was available. A favorite in our house year round.

  10. Stefanie
    16 December 2011 at 3:40 pm (6 years ago)

    Must say, I’m quite impressed that you wrote an entire post in haiku!! I was always determined that poetry must rhyme 🙂 Great looking cookies, by the way. Gottta love all those apps that are out now!

  11. Kay aka Babygirl
    16 December 2011 at 4:47 pm (6 years ago)

    There’s nothing like a gooey, chewy oatmeal cookie. I mean I can just sit and eat them all day. This is definitely a cookie recipe I will be trying. Nice post

  12. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    17 December 2011 at 7:55 am (6 years ago)

    Chocolate as muse
    butter and sugar the paint
    baking is my art

    Thanks for the challenge! Love this and the cookies of course!

  13. patty
    19 December 2011 at 6:25 am (6 years ago)

    Wow, these cookies look good!

  14. The Hook
    20 December 2011 at 12:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Can you spend me some of these for Christmas?

  15. When Harry Met Celery
    31 December 2011 at 8:35 pm (6 years ago)

    That’s a clever haiku, Clever muffin! I miss seeing you around! You need to come tell me what you think about my two cheese tartlets! Haven’t heard from you in so long.


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