Inside: This delicious Marshmallow & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe makes a fabulous lunch box treat.
Marshmallow & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
To be honest with you this recipe sort of came around by accident! I had been planning on making raisin and apricot oatmeal cookies as a lunch box treat but when I went to the pantry my 3 year old had eaten all of the raisons and there weren’t enough dried apricots left to justify using just apricots.
After a quick scan of the pantry revealed a packet of dried cranberries and a bag of mini marshmallows, these Marshmallow and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies were born..and they are delicious!
Of course, you can always substitute the cranberries for other dried fruit, like raisins, sultanas, or finely diced dried apricots, whatever you have in your pantry really.
- 1 1/4 cups plain flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or sultanas or raisins)
- 1/2 cup marshmallows, chopped (I used mini marshmallows)
- 150gm butter at room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons golden syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 Tablespoon cold water
- Preheat oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan forced.
- Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
- Combine flour, oats, sugar, dried cranberries and marshmallows in a large bowl.
- Place butter, golden syrup, bicarbonate of soda and cold water in a small saucepan. Stir over a low heat for 3-4 minutes, until butter has melted.
- Add butter mixture to dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Roll heaped tablespoons of mixture into balls, place on baking tray and flatten slightly, allowing room for spreading.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and just firm to touch.
- Cool on trays for five minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Substitute cranberries with other dried fruit, such as raisins, sultanas or finely diced apricots.
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