Oat and cranberry cookies

Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 15 mins
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A healthy yet indulgent treat.

By Food24 June 17 2015
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Ingredients (12)

125 ml oats
125 ml flour — bran enriched self-raising
65 ml oat bran
65 ml oats
125 ml sugar — dark brown
125 ml dried cranberries
5 ml cinnamon — ground
5 ml orange — zest only
45 ml almonds — chopped
125 ml butter
45 ml maple syrup
30 ml milk
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Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Mix together the oats, flour, oat bran, oatmeal, brown sugar, cranberries, cinnamon, orange rind and almonds (if using them.)

In a saucepan, heat the butter, maple syrup and milk till the butter has melted.

Gradually add the warm butter mixture to the flour mixture and use a fork to combine.

Leave this mixture until it is cool enough to handle, and if necessary add a little oat bran to make it easy to combine.
   
Shape into little mounds and arrange on baking sheets, well-spaced, and bake for 10-15 minutes.

You could sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over them before baking.

Leave on baking sheets to firm for about 10 minutes then transfer to cooling racks – they will firm up as they cool.

These are quite chewy cookies and are best served with some warm cinnamon infused milk.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Healthy Vegetarian Foods. To see more recipes, please click here.
 
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