Oat and Strawberry Cookies – After School Snack

after school snacks treat

It is Friday and for us that means Treat Day.  This means that on a Friday I bring the littles an after school snack that they recognise as being a treat and we have a babycino when we get home.  Usually that means I bring biscuits or cookies to school.  That doesn’t mean I can’t squeeze a bit of goodness in there at the same time though. These Oat and Strawberry Cookies are perfect for that.  In this recipe I have experimented with using Xylitol instead of sugar and no one noticed!  This quantity should give you around 15 small cookies.

What you will need:

80g Spelt Flour
60g Rolled Oats
90g Unsalted Butter
70g xylitol (Sugar Substitute – you can use Caster Sugar)
1 tbsp Maple Syrup (I have also used Golden Syrup here for a naughtier version)
1/4tsp bicarbonate of soda
60g Dried Strawberries
1tsp Vanilla Extract

The How:

  • Preheat the oven to 160 Degrees C
  • Soften the butter
  • Put all ingredients except the fruit into a food processor and blitz for a minute or so until it starts to come together
  • Chop the dried strawberries. You can do this by hand, but they are small and it can be tough to do so I use a blender it only takes 30 seconds to blitz
  • Add the dried strawberries to the food processor and pulse just enough to distribute and combine
  • Remove dough from food processor and use hands to finish combining
  • Line two baking trays with grease proof paper
  • Take heaped teaspoonfuls of the dough and roll into small balls
  • Place balls onto the trays leaving a good sized gap between each one
  • Flatten out the dough balls using a spoon or your finger
  • Bake in the oven for around 12-14 minutes. They should be golden in colour when removed
  • If they have spread during cooking and joined together then use a spatula to separate them as soon as they are removed from the oven
  • Allow to cool for 1 min on the tray before transferring to a cooling rack

For another similar and super easy oat treat idea check out Lukeosaurusandme

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