pecan nut oat cookies (makes 60ish) 115g/4oz plain flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 115g/4oz butter or margarine (at room temperature) 115g/4oz caster sugar 90g/3.5oz light brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 75g/3oz porridge oats 100g/3.5oz plain chocolate chips 100g/3.5oz chopped pecan nuts 1) preheat oven to 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F / Gas 4. Grease 3-4 baking sheets. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Set aside. 2) With an electric mixer, cream the butter or margarine and the sugars together. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Ad the flour mixture and beat on low speed until thoroughly blended. Stir in the porridge oats, chocolate chips and pecan nuts, mixing well with a wooden spoon. The dough should be crumbly. 3) Drop heaped teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheets, about 2.5cm/1in apart. Bake until just firm around the edges but still soft in the centres (about 15 minutes). With a palette knife transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. these cookies are so crispy and yummy.... mmmmmm..... they will keep well in an airtight container, unless your OH gets to them! lol hide them away!!!!! ENJOY!