Delicious Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies
Although whole oats are used as animal feed, when they are hulled, cleaned, crushed, and toasted, they are widely consumed by humans. Oats are used in cereals, baking, cooking and are sometimes served as a side dish. Oats are the most nutritious of the cereal grasses, high in Vitamin B1. They also contain significants amounts of Vitamin B2 and vitamin E. Oat groats become rolled oats when they are steamed and flattened with very large rollers. Using rolled oats in this cookie recipe will help create a special texture and a delicious flavor.
1 1/2 cups rolled oats (uncooked) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup margarine 3/4 cup flour 1 egg, beaten 1/4 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 5 tsp. milk or water 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1/4 cup seedless raisins large mixing bowl small saucepan cookie sheet teaspoon fork
What to do:
- If possible, print out these directions. Read them through with your child before you begin.
- With your child, gather everything you'll need.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Let your child combine the oats and sugar in the large bowl.
- In a small saucepan melt the margarine over low heat.
- Let your child beat the egg.
- Add the melted margarine and the egg to the oats and sugar.
- Help your child mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
- Invite her to add to the oat mixture. Blend well.
- Mix in the nuts, raisins, vanilla, and milk.
- Have your child how to coat the cookie sheet with spray vegetable oil.
- Help her drop teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet.
- Let her press down each spoonful using the back of a wet fork.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
- Place on a wire rack to cool.
- Together, enjoy your treat.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- Why do we spray the cookie sheet with vegetable oil?
- Do you like to bake cookies? Why?
- What other types of cookies do you like?