Monday, 15 March 2010

Oaty Cranberry and Milo Cookies

I made these cookies for my children's lunchboxes - they are a variation of the Oaty Muesli Bars but with Milo to give it a slight chocolatey/malty taste, and some dried cranberries for some tangy sweetness.

(I imagine instead of the Milo, cocoa powder would work well too - although I would probably increase the amount of sugar to 100 g. I will try this variation next time.)

Cream together the soft butter and brown sugar, then add an egg.

Beat in the egg (add a tablespoon of the flour first as it makes the mixture smoother)...

...then fold in the rest of the flour, and then the Milo.

Stir in the cranberries...

...and then the oats, until the mixture is well combined.

Put on a baking sheet and heat the oven to 180 C. I made round cookies and some longer muesli bar shaped cookies which are good for school recess/morning tea.

Cook for 15 minutes. They will still be quite soft when they come out of the oven, but will firm up as they cool.

The cooked cookies! They keep their shape well because they are crammed full of oats.

50 g butter, softened
80 g light brown sugar
1 egg
50 g flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp Milo
175 g rolled oats
50 g dried cranberries


Cynthia said...

Did you miss 2 of these? I took them :)

Anna said...

Arista, you have such good ideas for lunch boxes!

Coby said...

Fabulous! The last time I used milo in a biscuit, they looked great, and tasted good, but not 'Miloey'. Did these taste of Milo Arista? Fab idea!

arista said...

Coby, I think they taste a bit Miloey but it's not super-strong. It adds a nice flavour though. (A bit like the cola in the cola cake maybe?!) I haven't tried adding more to increase the Milo-ness, but I'm sure it would work well!