Make with kids: Oat raisin cookies recipe

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makes: 24
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 15 min
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  • 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!

    Ingredients

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

    Method

    • 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.

    Top tip for making Make with kids: Oat raisin cookies

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

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