Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cooking: Banana,oatmeal,raisin cookies - Yum yum!

Henry loves getting involved in the kitchen. All too often however it ends in me getting cross and it not being fun, because the recipe i've chosen is not really that kid friendly. THIS ONE IS!
Everything is measured in cups or tea spoons.

Henry measured all the dry ingredients in himself with me just showing him where to fill up to in the cup. Then he stirred them all together.

I then added the wet ingredients, let him stir as long as
he wanted then finished the job.

For measuring out the cookies onto the baking tray there is no exact science. Small piles of dough make small cookies, large make large and so on!
We used two teaspoons and i showed Henry how to scrape one spoon off the other to deposit the dough onto the baking sheet. He did about 5 and got bored, but at least he had a go.

One bit of the process that he really got involved in was the tasting! I got a thumbs up for these, from Henry & Kevin and i've managed a few more than i should have too!

Happy cooking.

Recipe provided by a fellow mum Jill - thanks for this! Taken from

Makes about 25 cookies.

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup raisins
1 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
Add chocolate or nuts (optional)

Mix everything together in a bowl. Drop dough by teaspoon on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.

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