Any baking (or cooking for that matter) that only involves one bowl is always a hit in my books. This simple recipe is one that my kids adore and request often. Because it is so quick and easy, it is one I will often make up in the morning to put into lunchboxes.
It is also a good base recipe that you can use to play around with different flavours, additions etc. Once you’ve made this recipe once and get a feel for the texture of the final dough then it is easy to try alternatives.
Try using different sweeteners, adding chopped nuts, substituting nut flours, tossing in some coconut and any other ideas you might have.
- ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
- ½ cup rapadura/coconut/brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey/golden syrup
- 1½ cups spelt/plain flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- Preheat oven to 180C and line baking tray/s.
- Mix butter and sugar together in a large bowl. With a metal spoon, combine them well by pushing the mix together with the back of the spoon.
- Add honey or golden syrup and combine well.
- Sift in flour and baking powder. Push mix together with the back of the spoon again until it comes together to form a soft dough.
- Take teaspoons of mixture and form into balls. Place on trays, allowing room for spreading, and push down lightly with a fork. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly on trays and then transfer to racks for cooling.
- Self raising flour can be substituted - just omit the baking powder.