Great for an energy fix, a school snacks, for picnics or a bite on the go. Super easy and quick to make, kids will love to join in!

I have fond memories of those as I used to make them as a child. The recipe dates back to my Swedish Cooking book from 1963 when there was less focus on all the healthy eating. So they may not be super healthy with all the butter and sugar, but the oats – and optional dried fruits – make up for it, won’t you agree?

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Oat Cookies 
(Havrekakor)

8 dl plain oats
2 1/2 dl flour
3/4 dl sugar (or less, I changed to brown sugar for a slightly different taste)
200gr butter (soft)

around 0,5dl dried fruits (optional; raisins and cranberries work well)

Mix all ingredients but the dried fruits. Best way to mix it is by hand, it takes a little while until the butter and the rest is completely mixed and sticky but keep on going and it all comes together. Once the butter, oats, flour and sugar are all mixed together add the dried fruits.

Then make small balls. You may want to use a larger teaspoon to portion the balls so you have similar sizes for a more equal baking.
Place them on a baking tray with baking paper and press the down with a fork til around 0.5cm.

Bake on 175-200C for about 8-10min, until the sides turn slightly brownish.

Makes about 60 small cookies.
I tend to make them a big bigger, so I end up with around 40 pieces.

Have fun
and a nice day

AK

 

 

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