Pistachio, Orange and Oat Crumbles


  • A little oil, for greasing
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g jumbo porridge oats
  • 75g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100g orange-flavoured dark chocolate, cut into chunks, plus extra to decorate


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Lightly oil two baking sheets. 
  2. Beat the butter, orange zest and sugar   together in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, oats, flour and baking powder until well combined.
  3. Stir the pistachio nuts and chocolate chunks, and mix well.
  4. Divide the mixture into 16 and spoon, spaced well apart, on to the baking sheets. Press down slightly with the back of a fork and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
  5. Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Melt chocolate and put into piping bag with narrow nozzle and decorate!
 These cookies will keep in an airtight tin for up to 3 days .... if they last that long!

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