Make with kids: Oat raisin cookies

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Make with kids: Oat raisin cookies
Make with kids: Oat raisin cookies
  • Makes: 24

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    plus cooling time
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Who loves a chewy cookie with a cold glass of milk? We all do! Luckily the porridge oats in this recipe make a healthy alternative to the usual shop bought cookies and will keep little tummies fuller for longer. Pack a few into the picnic or keep a few in Tupperware in the car for emergency snack attacks. For a fun birthday surprise, split the dough into just two and make giant cookies. Once baked and cooled, write messages on with icing and turn a boring birthday card into an edible treat!


  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 75g porridge oats
  • 50g raisins
  • 175g granulated sugar
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 175g butter
  • 2tbsp golden syrup

Add mixed nuts for extra crunch or other dried fruits for a healthier spin


  1. Mum or Dad: Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4. Grease 2 large baking trays.
  2. Child: Put the flour, oats, raisins, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
  3. Mum or Dad: Put the butter and golden syrup into a pan, stirring until the butter has melted and made a glossy sauce. Pour into the mixing bowl.
  4. Child: Stir everything in the bowl together gently. If cool enough, you can use your hands to make a big ball of dough.
  5. Mum or Dad: Put the dough onto a work surface and divide into about 24 pieces.
  6. Child: Shape each piece into a ball, and flatten until 2cm thick.
  7. Mum or Dad: Arrange on the baking trays, not too close to each other. Bake for about 12-15 minutes until golden brown and firm. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

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