Make with kids: Oat raisin cookies
Total time: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
- Mum or Dad: Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4. Grease 2 large baking trays.
- Child: Put the flour, oats, raisins, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
- 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.
- Child: Stir everything in the bowl together gently. If cool enough, you can use your hands to make a big ball of dough.
- Mum or Dad: Put the dough onto a work surface and divide into about 24 pieces.
- Child: Shape each piece into a ball, and flatten until 2cm thick.
- 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.