Friday, 25 April 2014

Just for Anzac Day




I have decided to repost this gorgeous recipe for one of my favourite cookies, just because its Anzac Day and nothing beats some delicious cookies with a big glass of milk or a hot cup of tea. Hope everyone has a great Anzac Day and remembers the people that have sacrificed their lives for us to be able to enjoy it all in this beautiful country.

Ingredients

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)

Method

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!