like to bake and we love cookies, baking your own is not only quick and easy but also you know what’s in them, no additives or preservatives, long words or strange numbers!
These seedy, fruity cookies are low in sugar but also have a natural sweetness from the dried fruits. Light and buttery they are a perfect blend of soft and chewy textures. Miss ND loves them, they are perfect to add to her after school snack box (which she hoovers up at great speed, she is a child with a healthy appetite and high energy levels!).
After School Seedy Fruity Cookies Makes 12 large Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 12-15 minutes
Pre-heat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4
90g unsalted butter
50g soft light brown sugar or coconut sugar
70g porridge oats
25g wholemeal self-raising flour
25g plain flour
25g sunflower seeds
50g cranberry, dried apricot, raisin mix
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg, beaten
Cream together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
Add all the dry ingredients and stir together into the butter and sugar.
Then finally add the beaten egg and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly until everything is completely combined.
Shape into walnut-sized balls (the batter will be sticky which is fine) and flatten them onto a lined baking tray. I use my macaron tin which keeps them evenly shaped.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Eat!