Sunday, 23 October 2011

Melt and Mix Smart Cookies...


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 Bran
1/4tsp 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

Method:
  • 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.
Makes approximately 24.

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?

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4 comments:

  1. These look great. I love a cookie, but they're often full of crap. Not these! Will have to try. Thanks Lucy.

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  2. I absolutely love raisin bran cookies! I'm going to have to try out this recipe for next month's Thanksgiving. :) Thanks for sharing!

    My recent favorite lunch box treat has been carrots and ranch dip! Definitely my go-to when I want something flavorful but healthy too!

    ~TRA

    http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh these cookies look sooo good! I'm sure I could vegan-ise them easily, so I'll be trying them out for sure:)
    My best healthy lunchbox recipes are on my blog; look at the dehydrated crackers and the chewy bars I posted last week. Having said that though, my kids aren't huge fans of low fat, sugar-free sweets so they find their way into my lunchbox instead. One thing they do like to take, though, are blueberry muffins and agave almond slice (again, both on my blog); these are egg-free so your kids could take them to school- don't know about the nuts though; sounds like they may not be allowed these either.

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