Oaty energy cookies

Oaty energy cookies

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Makes 6
Get your children in the kitchen to bake a batch of these simple biscuits from CBeebies’ 'i can cook'

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per cookie

  • kcal201
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.3g


  • 50g ready-to-eat dried apricot
  • 50g soft butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp condensed milk (look for it in tubes)
  • 50g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 85g self-raising flour


  1. Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Using children’s scissors, cut the apricots into small pieces.

  2. Put the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat well with a wooden spoon. Use very soft butter to make it easy for young wrists to beat the butter and sugar together. Add the condensed milk, beat well, then add the oats and apricots, and mix well again. Finally, add the flour and mix until it starts to disappear – you can use your hands to mix it, too.

  3. Bring the dough together into one big ball, then break into 6 equal-sized lumps (this ensures the cookies bake at the same time). Roll each into a ball, then squash onto the baking parchment with the palm of your hand.

  4. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden on the edges. Leave to cool on the tray. The cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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24th Sep, 2016
I doubled the recipe and made these with raisins (72g). I left them in the oven for 30 minutes as they seemed a little softer in the middle at 20/25 minutes. This was still slightly present when I took them out but they cooled hard. Could have taken them out earlier I think. Very nice though.
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29th Apr, 2015
Really nice recipe & very quick to make. I made 8 biscuits. Apricots are very good but would work with any dried fruit. Think this will be a regular bake.
22nd Mar, 2015
My 5 year old son enjoyed making these. I weighed out the ingredients& he happily carried on by himself. We split the mixture into 12 which made childrens sized cookies. We used chocolate chips on this occasion but will make them again & again with different variations. Very tasty & moorish.
29th Jun, 2014
Lovely cookies fun to make. We have made all different flavours, cranberries, blueberries (dried but I soaked them)! I think I'll reduce the sugar amounts......!
10th Oct, 2013
These are lovely - very, very sweet so I reduce the sugar to 35g. Easy to over bake and go dry so be careful. I make a batch every week, using lots of different dried fruit depending on what I have in(dates are the current favourite!) for my children to take to school for morning snack, they are much healthier than bought cereal bars.
7th May, 2013
These are lovely! Made by my 9 year old daughter for a project to make biscuits to take into the Rainforest.
9th Nov, 2012
Dry & bland
24th Aug, 2012
I'm a cook for school dinner and am using this recipe for a pudding. lovely cookie going to try it with wholemeal flour. Apricots good as most of the kids at school turn their nose up at any other dried fruit!
7th Aug, 2012
Should have given 5 stars!
7th Aug, 2012
Amazing! I omitted the apricots (as didn't have any) and kept to the recipe but doubled up to make 12 good thick sized cookies. They are sooo delicious. Definately one I'll make on a regular basis. Going to try the Cheese roll ups next! Bring on more recipes from the 'I Can Cook' range.


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