When you are a busy mom you want easy cookie recipes that are not only tasty and nutritious but also quick and easy to make, leaving you time for the more important things in life.

There are many different ways of making cookies, but by far the easiest method is the all-in-one method. This involves simply placing all the ingredients into a bowl and mixing.

No need for creaming butter together with sugar. The process can be made even easier by using a food processor.

Ideal for time-poor moms who are juggling busy schedules.

Following are two scrumptious and super easy cookie recipes that are not only flavorsome but also have the added goodness of dried fruit.

The first recipe uses the natural sweetness of raisins to give that extra flavour. The second is a rich, wholesome recipe that is packed with ingredients.

Raisin Cookies

150g / 5 oz / 1 ¼ cups plain / all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
115g / 4 oz / ½ cup caster / superfine sugar
115g / 4 oz soft margarine
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 190oC / 375oF and line two baking sheets with baking paper.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the sugar, margarine, egg and vanilla essence.

Beat with a wooden spoon or process in a food processor until combined.
Stir in the raisins.

Take large tablespoons of the mixture and drop onto the baking trays. Space them about 2 inches apart to allowing them to spread during baking.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. When cooked remove from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool a little before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Fruity Cornflake Cookies

5 cups cornflakes
1 cup coconut
½ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup sultanas
1 cup dates, chopped
1 cup self raising flour
185g / 6 oz unsalted butter
2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 180oC / 350oF and line two baking trays with baking paper.

In a large bowl mix together cornflakes, coconut, sugar, sultanas, chopped dates and sifted flour.

Melt the butter in a microwave and add to the mixture. Then add the lightly beaten eggs and stir until the ingredients are well combined.

Take heaped tablespoons of the mixture and shape into rounds then press flat between the palms of your hand. Place on the baking trays spacing them about 2 inches apart.

Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave on the trays for 5 minutes. Then using a wide slotted spatula transfer to wire racks to cool.

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