Mrs Fox loves cooking with her little foxes. I like to wait until my kitchen floor needs a clean and then I don't care so much what ends up getting spilt on it, and the work surfaces, and the walls, and the children... well, you get the idea.
One of our fool proof recipes is for Oat and Raisin Cookies. I kid myself that as they contain oats and raisins they are healthy, but that is me deluding myself just a little.
YOU WILL NEED:
270g unsalted butter at room temperature
160g caster sugar
160g soft dark brown sugar
1/4 teasponn vanilla extract
380g plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
110g rolled oats
4 baking trays lined with grease proof paper
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C (325F/ Gas 3)
1. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Then beat in the vanilla extract.
2. Sift together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and oats and mix well. Stir in the raisins until evenly distributed.
3. Arrange equal amounts of cookie dough balls on the prepared baking trays. Make sure there is space around each to allow for spreading while baking.
4. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, or until golden brown and firm. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly on their trays before using a fish slice to placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.
The cookies can be wrapped and included in a party bag. It's a really sweet idea for the children to find something made by their friend in their bag, and a little healthier than all those sweets that usually end up in there.
Pictured above are the oat and raisin cookies we made for the wedding party bags. We wrapped them in grease-proof paper sealed them with a sticker that says "YUM YUM".