Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oat and Currant Cookies

There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked cookies on a cold winter's day. Baking these simple and delicious cookies is also a wonderful way to pass time with your children when it is not so nice outside.

Cookies and other treats, when given occasionally, help children build a healthy attitude to eating and teaches them that all foods can be enjoyed in moderation. Baking also exposes kids to different tastes, textures, measuring and pouring skills, as well as being a practice in patience while waiting for those special treats to cook and cool.

Oat and Currant Cookies
2 cups SR flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 cups oats
200g margarine
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup dried currants

  1. Sift flour into a large mixing bowl. Combine with baking powder and oats.
  2. In another bowl, beat margarine with the caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, beating until combined.
  3. Gently fold currants through margarine mix. Then pour in dry ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon until combined.
  4. Use a teaspoon to measure quantities. Form into small balls, depressing slightly in the middle with your finger.
  5. Place on a lined baking tray a few cm apart. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 15 min or until they start to colour ever so slightly.

1 comment:

  1. wow! it really looks delicious and pretty healthy! Ill make sure to try that one day! :))
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