Many months ago I saw this recipe for breakfast cookies in my mailbox from Once a Month Mom and was intrigued since Nico likes cookies so much and wants to eat them all the time, I thought I should look into it more. Nico claims not to like bananas, so I had to come up with a substitute since he would not eat them if he had to put one in there. Then I made a few more changes according to what I had on hand. We’ve made them several times since then, even with our friends from The Usual Mayhem on a play date. Those cookies are pretty uncomplicated for children to make and fairly healthy, so it’s a win-win
Here is how we did it the last time, on Dec. 23, 2012, still in our pajamas and they were for thanking the public servants on Christmas morning.
Then came in the dry stuff, flour, oats, salt, baking soda & cinnamon fairly gradually, cup per cup, that’s as gradual as we’ll get with Nico. He started stirring it with the wooden spoon, but it became too hard so we finished.
After it was well mixed, we added chocolate chips and raisins. Mixed some more so it’s well spread through but not over mixed. Spoon on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Our oven is a little crazy so our heat is lower 325F for 10 minutes and we check them with a tooth pick before taking them out.
Here is what left by the time I thought of taking a photo, we gave them to the services and we ate them so quickly!
Here is a copy of our final version with all the measures and steps to print
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup apple sauce
- 1 large egg
- 1½ cup white flour
- 1½ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup of raisins
- Cream the butter and brown sugar together.
- Add other wet ingredients (vanilla, apple sauce, egg), mix well. The mix will not get perfectly smooth, it’s ok.
- Add dry ingredients (flour, oats, salt, baking soda, cinnamon) gradually stirring between each addition. Your mix will be lumpy and sticky.
- Add your raisins and chocolate chips and mix in until well spread through, don’t over mix.
- Using two table spoons, spoon the mix onto a parchement papered cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes, until a tooth pick comes out clean.
- Keep in resealable bag or plastic container with lid.
- You can freeze them and thaw as you need, ours never lasted that long. lol
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