Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Anzac Cookies

Now, I love Anzac Cookies, I think they are the right amount of sweet and you feel slightly healthy eating them...cause of the oats and sultanas that is! My recipe has less sugar as well to make them a bit healthier. I don't recommend babies eat a lot of these cookies but that's alright because I'm sure they won't go to waste. My little one loves them but she has mastered the art of gum chewing so give cautiously to little one. The recipe takes ten minutes to put together and ten minutes in the oven and makes about 12 biscuits

1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
100grams butter (melted)
1/2 teaspoon Bi-Carb soda
handful sultans (optional)

Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius, and place baking paper on biscuit oven trays (you will need 2).

In a large bowl, place the flour, oats, sugar, sultanas (optional) and maple syrup. Make a well in the middle and pour in the butter, the Bi-Carb soda and 50ml of warm tap water.

Now you need to get dirty and using your hand, get in there and knead the mixture, if after 2 minutes its still too dry, add just a dash of water and knead the mixture again. You want it all to stick together and be firm and not be runny.

Once you have played with the dough for 5 minutes, make little balls placing them on your tray at least 3cm apart. The size of your balls is optional depending on how big you want the cookies to be.

Once all your balls are on the tray, using the palm of your hand press down to make the balls only about 2-3cm deep.

Place in the oven for 10 min, the longer you leave them in, the crunchier the cookies will be.
Remove and enjoy! xx

PS. if you want an even healthier version, replace the sugar with dried dates or prunes (about 5 chopped to small pieces). This wont make the cookies as sweet but can make an excellent breakfast bar!

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