These are lower fat than usual cookies. And they're a melt and mix method - heaps easier on the arm - no creaming of butter and sugar, so I didn't bother to even get my mixer out.
They're packed full of low GI fibre and fruit, and use a lot less sugar than a standard cookie recipe.They're also low GI...so ideal for recess to keep energy levels high.
The recipe calls for no eggs, so it's an ideal biccie for kids school lunchboxes - my kids are (thankfully) not allergic to anything, but other children in their classes are, so I tend to be a little cautious...
I got the recipe off the back of a cereal box, and I've adapted it a little for ease. The kids love them, so they have become a very quick and easy Sunday afternoon baking job.
Melt and Mix Smart Cookies
2 cups Sultana Bran1/4tsp bicarbonate soda
150g butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups wholemeal self raising flour
1/2 cup orange juice
Zest of 1 orange or 2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Melt the butter.
- Mix all of the dry ingredients in mixing bowl until well combined.
- Combine the butter, orange juice and vanilla essence and then add to the dry ingredients.
- Stir well to combine.
- Take a tablespoon of mixture, roll into balls, and place onto non-stick baking sheets and press down lightly with a fork.
- Bake at 160`c for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets before transferring to wire cooling tray.
- Store in an airtight container.
This is a rare healthy cookie recipe that my kids actually like...
Tell me your best healthy lunch box treat? Link me to a recipe?