I think these are a great cookie to make with kids. There's minimal mess, a few simple ingredients and you can let them get their hands into it a little bit (washed of course!!).
Martha Stewart came to the rescue with a good recipe that I tweaked a little, just to make them a bit more interesting.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick cooking)
- 1/4 cup craisins
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
Mix in the craisin, raisins and oats until they are fully incorporated.
Using about 2 tbsp of dough per cookie, roll into balls; place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 1 1/2 inches apart. It helps if you put a little cooking spray onto your hands before you roll the dough, that way it won't stick all over your hands. Bake until lightly browned, 15-17 minutes, spinning the sheet half way through. Cool 5 minutes on sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
You'll know how good they will taste by how amazing your house will smell:)
And then you'll eat them and your suspicion of their tastiness will be confirmed.