My kids christened these “Slightly Healthy Lunchbox Choc Chip Cookies” because they couldn’t believe they were actually healthy.
In fact, chocolate is good for you! It’s full of antioxidants and a super food. It does contain caffeine, so too much of it is not good for you, especially for kids. But a smallish amount added to otherwise healthy cookies only makes them better.
This is the third in my “Muesli Bar Challenge” series. The challenge is a recipe a week that my school age reviewers prefer to the overpackaged junk food marketed as suitable for lunch boxes. The Challenger has to be within the Witches Kitchen version of healthy and ethical, and it has to be easy enough for busy parents or kids themselves to make.
Blend together 80 gm butter and 3 desertspoons of brown sugar. Blend in 2 eggs.
Add 2/3 cup of nuts and seeds, and blend in just enough to chop them into coarse pieces. I used a small handful of each of pepitas, almonds, cashews, macadamias, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.
Add ¼ cup of sultanas and ¼ cup of choc chips.
Stir in ½ cup of wholemeal SR flour. The mix will be sticky but not sloppy. Make spoonfuls of the mixture into balls and flatten slightly to make a thick cookie. They will expand a bit as they cook, so give them a bit of room.
Cool on the tray (or they will break up – they crispen up as they cool). Makes 10 fair sized cookies.