27 January 2009

Oat, seed and raisin cookies

There is nothing flash or fancy about oat and raisin cookies, indeed I'd go as far to say that they are home baking at it's best. Simple, wholesome ingredients, yet still deliciously addictive.
I have been baking oat cookies for my kids for years and years and everyone loves them, this slightly healthier version proved just as delicious.
This recipe, from Annabel Karmel (fabulous kids food expert) includes sunflower seeds alongside the oats and raisins. It's a great way to get extra seeds into the children's diet, they didn't realise the seeds were there at all and really enjoyed the cookies.
I have to say I loved the addition of the seeds the cookies tasted very much like Hob-nobs and to say there is relatively little sugar in the recipe they taste as though the have been drenched in syrup.
Chewy, crunchy and (sort of) good for you....what more could you wish for in a cookie.

Oat and raisin cookies

75g butter
85g golden caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
75g raisins
50g sunflower seeds
50g plain flour
1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2tsp salt
40g porridge oats

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in all of the remaining ingredients until completely combined.
Shape into walnut-sized balls and flatten slightly by pressing in the centre with your fingers.
Place in an oven pre-heated to 180c for 12-14 minutes until golden.
Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 12-15 biscuits.


Beth said...

I love hobnobs. I will be making these at the weekend. Love this recipe. I've got a baby food book by Annabel Karmel and it was really useful when my daughter started solid food. Will have to look at her other books I think

Maria said...

Erica, these look great and healthy! I bet they are far better than the shop-bought Hob-Nobs.


arista said...

My absolute favourite type of biscuit - with dried fruit and oats. I make a similar biscuit with egg in - this will be great for lunchboxes when I'm out of eggs!

Coby said...

I have no idea what hob-nobs taste like, but I do love the sound of these biscuits:) I so like the idea of a treat with a healthy twist, rather than health food for the sake of it (so that you're eating cardboard). They look great too:D

The Blonde Duck said...

These look delicious! Yum! I love oatmeal cookies.

Knittings Nice! said...

Love these cookies...make them lots of times...only thing is cannot stop at eating just one...but then I think but Oh they're made from oatmeal.

Rosie said...

Erica, your cookies look delicious and with lots if healthy goodness of ingredients.

Rosie x

Anne said...

These are my favourite type of cookie!

Will definately be eating these shortly :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I love any kind of cookie with oats in it... yumm!!

Kitchen Goddess said...

Oat cookies are one of my favourites, strangely I don't care for dried fruit in them though. Perfect with a glass of milk or creamy hot chocolate.

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Talita said...

I love cookies like these! So health and tasteful! By the way, I loved your blog's name.