Apricot, Cranberry and Sesame Biscuits

Dried apricots and cranberries add wholesome sweetness to these delicious biscuit treats.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 20


100g unsalted butter

100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) rapadura sugar

2 tbs honey

2 tbs water

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

115g (1 1/4 cups) rolled oats

150g (1 cup) plain flour

40g (1/4 cup) sesame seeds

110g (2/3 cup) chopped dried apricots

100g (2/3 cup) craisins (dried cranberries)


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

Place the butter, sugar, honey and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until the butter melts. Remove from heat. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.

Combine the oats, flour and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Add the butter mixture, apricots and craisins, and stir until well combined.

Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Place, 5cm apart, on the lined trays. Use a fork to flatten slightly. Bake in oven for 8 minutes or until light golden. Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.