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”

    • 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. 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;)

  2. 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.

    • 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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