If your kids are anything like mine, they change their mind frequently. One day they’ll enthusiastically wolf down a particular snack, treat, fruit or meal offering, declaring between mouthfuls (or during every mouthful even, until I utter for the umpteenth time “don’t talk with your mouth full”!) how much they love it. Yes, I think and pat myself on the back… until they throw me completely by announcing with unadulterated passion how much they detest said item (perhaps as soon as the very next day).
Due to the consistency of their inconsistencies where snacks are concerned I spend quite a bit of time shopping for, looking at, making or thinking about different things to present them which may or may not take their fancy for snack times and lunch box fillers.
These little cookies I felt sure to be a winner – sweet enough to earn their trust, but healthy enough to make me feel like I wasn’t filling the lunch box with the unnecessary additives and preservatives contained in store-bought packet biscuits. And while the first one was a hit, they didn’t hold their attention much longer than that.
I, on the other hand, really enjoyed these simple biscuits. Pretty plain as far as cookies go, they were a perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or a late night mug of Milo, which incidentally I always consume a lot of following childbirth!
- 3 T butter, at room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1/2 C raw sugar
- 1 C self raising flour
- 1 C dessicated or shredded coconut
- 1 C bran
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add beaten egg and sifted flour, coconut and bran. Mix to a dough.
- Roll into balls and press on a greased tray.
- Bake in a slow oven until browned 15-20 minutes.