Chocolate Chip Honey Oatmeal Cookies

After our little run in with a swarm of bees the other day I have taken the opportunity to teach the kids all about bees. We have made some bee crafts and they have learnt all about how the bees collect pollen from the flowers and use it to make honey.

I thought that to re-enforce the lesson, it might be nice to use some honey to bake some cookies. I didn’t have a honey cookie recipe to hand but after scouring pinterest I found this recipe by A Kitchen Addiction for Chocolate Chip Honey Oatmeal Cookies that looked really nice.

Chocolate Chip Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Excited about baking as usual.

My little ones, who usually refuse to even look at oats, were sceptical at first but when they saw the chocolate chips they decided that this might not be so bad after all.

Chocolate Chip Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Adding in the ingredients.

Chocolate Chip Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Honey Oatmeal Cookies

In go the oats.

Chocolate Chip Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Flattening the cookies with forks (there may have been some eating too).

Ingredients (makes 24 depending on the size, we made 18 large cookies)
• ¼ Cup brown sugar
• ½ Cup butter, softened
• ½ Cup honey
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1½ Cup quick oats (I used Jungle Oats)
• 1 Cup cake flour
• ½ tsp baking soda
• ¼ tsp salt
• ⅓ Cup chocolate chips (you could substitute for raisins for a slightly healthier version)

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Lightly spray baking trays with non-stick cooking spray or line with a baking mat/paper.
2. Cream together sugar, butter, and honey in the bowl of a mixer. Add in egg and vanilla extract and beat until creamy.
3. In a bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Drop cookie dough by tablespoon full onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges just start to turn golden brown. Centres will appear slightly under cooked. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
5. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Chocolate Chip Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Hmmm, it turns out oats aren’t that bad after all. I am not sure that I will get away with serving them a bowl for breakfast just yet, but I am working on it.

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