I like oats a lot. I've been looking for a good oaty cookie recipe for some time, and was really happy to find one in The Country Cooking of Ireland. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the cookies to work. Whenever I tried to cut one out, the thing would blow up as the oats at the edge were caught under the cookie cutter and pushed the rest of the biscuit apart. I don't fault the recipe -- it may be that the oats we have over here aren't quite the same as those on the Emerald Isle. Anyway, ever undaunted, I perservered and came up with what I think is a genius solution. Read on!