About this recipe:These are very easy to make and use honey as a natural sweetener. They are firm on the outside and nice and chewy on the inside. They are ideal to make with a child (without the liqueur, which isn't really necessary, it's just there to make them more special) and a good opportunity to show that you don't need refined flour, butter and sugar to easily and quickly create amazingly scrummy treats. Recipe makes about 12 cookies.
Soak the sultanas and dried apple in the apple juice and liqueur until the liquid is absorbed. Overnight is probably best.
Mix together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, egg, and vanilla, then stir in the honey. Add in the flour and oats mixture, a bit at a time, stirring until incorporated. Then fold in the raisins and apple.
Chill the mixture in the fridge for a good half a hour - this is very important to allow the gluten to develop and the mixture reach a good firm consistency. If you feel it's a bit dry dry then add a splash of orange or apple juice but if you weigh the oats and flour accurately then the mixture should be just right. Spoon portions onto a lightly greased baking tray.
Preheat the oven to 180 C / 160 C fan / Gas 4.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before enjoying.
Instead of the dried sultanas and apples you can try anything else you fancy instead.