The Little ones have been busy baking again, this time we made yummy scrummy oat and raisin cookies, they are really simple and easy to make. You need:
100g butter (we used Stork) plus a little extra for greasing
125g Caster sugar
50g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
175g porridge oats
2 tbsp sesame seeds (Optional, we didn't put any in)
Little 1 helped me to weigh out the ingredients, she is learning her bigger numbers at the moment and is starting to recognise 50 and 100. She began making the biscuits by creaming the butter and sugar until it was fluffy, then beat the egg and added it into the mix.
Next we added in the flour and baking powder, mixing gently. Little 2 who had also been helping me with the weighing and being a great help putting the packets away in the cupboard wanted to do some mixing so she mixed the oats and raisins while Little 1 waited patiently for her next ingredients.
Once the oats and raisins were added (and sesame seeds if you are using them) they are ready to go in the oven, just put a dessert spoon sized blob on a tray, spaced well apart as they spread out when cooking. We also find making sure they are squished together well stops them from breaking apart after they are cooked. Pop them in the oven for about 15 minutes depending on their size at 180C/350F/ Gas 4.
They should come out looking like this, they break apart easily when they are hot so leaving them a few minutes to cool before getting them off the tray helps to keep them whole.
We doubled the recipe to make sure we had lots to share, the Little ones had friends over to play the following day and they thought the biscuits were very nice, Granny and Grampy popped by as well and tasted our efforts declaring them very good too. These are one of the Little ones favourite home made biscuits. A simple easy yummy recipe and quite wholesome as well so it gets the thumbs up from Mummy too.