Amy wanted to make something to take to a friend's birthday party and we chose these healthy Oatmeal and Raisin cookies but glitzed them up with some fondant icing at the end. I have left the measure in cups as it is much easier for children to follow.
|Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies decorated by Amy|
125g soft unsalted butter
2/3 (two thirds) cup soft brown sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 cup self raising flour
1/4 (quarter) tsp ground cinnamon
1.5 cups rolled porridge oats
Half cup raisins
To make them
- First cream the butter in a mixer or using a hand whisk until it is soft.
- Then add the sugar and beat til the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add the milk and eggs and beat it thoroughly.
- Sift in the flour and ground cinnamon and stir it very gently til the flour is combined in.
- Add the oats and raisins and stir them in. You'll have a sticky mixture.
- Grease a large baking tray and preheat the oven to 180C.
- If your little one doesn't like the stickiness, you can put the mixture in the fridge for an hour or so at the point and then come back to it. It will be stiffer to work with - Pick up a little of the mixture, roll it slightly and then plop it onto the baking tray. Use a spoon to flatten it out into a circle type shape.
- Do this for the rest of the mixture and then bake the cookies til they are golden brown on top - about 15 minutes.
- Transfer them to a wire rack to cool and then if you like use the fondant icing pens to decorate.
Instead of or as well as the raisins, you could use nuts, seeds, dried fruit like apricots or cranberries. This is a great little base for you to experiment with your little ones. Hope you have lots fun doing that!