Oat and Raisin Cookies
14minutes cooking time
- 85g butter
- 75g soft brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 75g porridge oats
- 75g raisins
- 40g sunflower seeds
- 50g plain flour
- 1 egg, beaten (optional)
- ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- ½ tsp salt
1. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Stir in all of the remaining ingredients until completely combined.
3. Shape into walnut-sized balls and flatten them onto a non-stick baking tray with your hand.
4. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 180°C for 12 to 14 minutes until golden.
5. They will be soft but will harden as they cool. Cool on a wire rack.
Annabel Karmel MBE
Mother of three Annabel Karmel continues to reign as the UK's No.1 children’s cookery author, best-selling international author, and a leading expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies, children and families.
Since launching with The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner 25 years ago – a book which has become the 2nd best-selling non-fiction hardback of all time - Annabel has written 43 books selling over four million copies worldwide.
Coupled with a vast digital following, recipe apps, cookbook-inspired supermarket food ranges and menus in some of the world’s top leisure resorts and hotels, Annabel has become a leading pillar for parents who want to give their growing family the very best start in life. Because of this she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition in 2006.
Whilst remaining a regular media commentator on children’s food issues, Annabel is recognised as one of the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs, becoming an inspirational role model for other rising stars, business start-ups, women in business and parents returning to work.
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