Cookies. Biscuits. Whatever you call them, we all know that there’s nothing that satisfies an afternoon craving quite like a delicious crumbly biccie. We’ve rounded up our favourite cookie recipes to suit every kid – from traditional, to decadent, through to healthy and the one-bowl wonder, all easy enough for the kids to help with. Now is the perfect time to add one of these yummy recipes to your – your mini Cookie Monsters will definitely thank you when they find one of these bad boys in their lunchbox!
Chocolate chip cookies
An oldie but a goodie, this is a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe that really hits the spot. Buttery and caramel-ly thanks to a mix of caster and brown sugar, the Women’s Weekly is at her best with this one. You can make these nut-free by omitting the walnuts, or mix things up by substituting the choc bits with white chocolate and cranberries. The humidity can make baking a bit trickier in Singapore, so you may need to adjust the amount of butter you use or try chilling the cookie dough in the fridge before baking to avoid ending up with flat biscuits.
Oatmeal and raisin cookies
Chewy with a hint of cinnamon, Martha Stewart does it again with these delicious oatmeal and raisin cookies. We love the fact that these morsels aren’t all bad, with a healthy serve of oats and wheatgerm. This is a straightforward recipe that’s easy to follow and you can also freeze the unbaked dough balls for up to a month – the perfect way to get ahead of the game for school lunches!
Milk making cookies
What’s that you say? A cookie that the kids will love AND that will boost my milk supply? Terri-Anne from Carrotsticks and Cravings packs these biccies full of milk-boosting ingredients like brewers yeast, flaxseeds, nuts and oats. The best part is, they’re absolutely delicious for everyone in the family (not just for the breast-feeding mum) and they’re not too unhealthy either.
Another old-school classic, the small chefs will love helping you make these jammy biccies. This recipe from Kidspot is simple to make and relatively cheap too as it uses basic pantry ingredients. The cookie dough is perfect for the kids to knead and roll into balls, and they’ll also love making the well in each cookie and dolloping the jam in. Hot tip: Dip the end of your wooden spoon in flour when making the well in each cookie to avoid it sticking.
Peanut butter cookies
For those times when you want to bake, but you’re short on time, these are the cookies for you. Not to mention the fact that they are insanely moreish, with a delish peanut butter taste – slightly salty and sweet all at once. You can whip this recipe from Ahead of Thyme up in under 20 minutes, including bake time. This is another recipe that the kids will enjoy helping with – they can take control of the measuring cups, learn to use the mixer and roll and flatten the dough balls. We dare you not to sneak a bit of the dough before baking!
Raw vegan cookies
No bake? Check! Healthy? Check! We sometimes find that tracking down healthy snacks that the kids will actually eat can be a challenge. But these raw cookies from The Healthy Chef have enough yummy ingredients that the kids may just be fooled! Packed with dates, coconut, oats and peanut butter, they’re great for keeping the kiddies full and helping with their digestive health too. To make them even more appealing, you could also try substituting the water for a bit of raw honey and topping them with pretty fruits like strawberries or raspberries instead of pumpkin seeds.
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