Banana Oat Cookies

Yes, more cookies. These are similar to the Apple Oat Cookies, but I think these are easier.

You will need:

  • 2 mashed banana’s
  • 140g brown sugar
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100g softened butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 160g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 275g porridge oats

Method:

1. Put the banana’s, both sugars, egg, butter and vanilla in a bowl a mix well. My mixture looked very lumpy, some of it being butter, but mine still worked well. Preheat oven the 350*F/180*C/Gas mark 4, line a baking tray with baking paper .

2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, adding the oats after everything’s been mixed together. Roll a table spoon of the mixture and place it on the sheet, flatten it slightly onto the tray into a thick disc. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy.!

Banana Oat Cookies
Banana Oat Cookies, we got 23 cookies ‘oat’ of this. ­čśÇ

 

Have a look at our Banana Loaf recipe here

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Not been baking much recently, partially due to our new puppy. But here’s one for some┬áMini Chocolate Chip Cookies! This is an easy and quick recipe.

You will need:

  • 150g Soft butter
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 80g stoft, brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 200g chocolate chips ┬á( We used 1 bar of milk chocolate chopped up and another 1 bar of dark chocolate)

Method:

1. In a large-ish bowl, mix together the butter and sugars until well combined.

2. Add in the vanilla and egg and mix.

3. All at once, add the flour, Bicarb. Soda and salt.  Mix with a large spoon. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 5/ 375*F/ 190*C. Grease a baking tray with butter.

4. Add the chocolate chips and mix as evenly as possible. Take a teaspoon and scoop up a small amount of mixture and roll it into a ball just smaller than a walnut, flatten it slightly and place about 6 at a time on the tray.

5. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges are browned slightly and is still quite soft in the middle. Enjoy!

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies With Apple Sauce

After I made the Cranberry & Oat Muffins┬áI had half a jar of apple sauce left over. Now, being somebody who hates waste I had to make something else with apple sauce to use it up, hence this recipe. I know apple sauce isn’t a normal ingredient of chocolate chip cookies but I think you will be pleasantly surprised if you try them.

Ingredients:

275g Plain Flour

1/2 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda

1/2 teaspoon Cornflour

1/4 teaspoon Salt

40g Castor Sugar

90g Brown Sugar

50ml Sunflower Oil

65ml Apple Sauce

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 Large Egg

1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence or Extract

100g Chocolate, drops or chunks

Method:

Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cornflour and salt in a bowl. In another bowl mix the sugars, oil, apple sauce, cinnamon, egg and vanilla. Next mix the dry ingredients (flour etc) in with the wet ingredients and finally add the chocolate chips and stir thoroughly. I used chunks of white chocolate as that was what I had in but you can use whatever type of chocolate you want to.

Chill the cookie dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but it can be left overnight if required.

Once chilled form the dough into small balls, I made them the size of walnuts but it depends what size you want your cookies, and then flatten slightly onto a non-stick baking tray.  Preheat oven to gas mark 4 (350 F; 180 C) and cook for about 10 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Cookies With Apple Sauce Chocolate Chip Cookies With Apple Sauce

Apple and Oatmeal Cookies!

As my Nan’s on a diet and refuses to eat anything sweet so I decided to make these healthier option, Apple and Oatmeal cookies! Everyone was surprised at these, we weren’t expecting them to be so nice! This is the easiest cookie recipe I’ve found so don’t worry!

You will need:

  • 1 apple, cored and chopped into small bits.
  • 175g oats
  • 120g plain flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (BoS)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 115g soft unsalted butter
  • 100g soft light brown sugar
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

1. Mix together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, BoS and salt in a bowl.

2. In another bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat well. Pre-heat oven the gas mark 4. Line the base of a baking tray with grease proof paper.

3. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg one and mix just until they have been mix together, add in the apple and oats and mix well. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

4. Roll the mixture into small balls (about 1 tbsp worth of dough) and squash down on the baking tray. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Apple & Oatmeal Cookies
So moist with all the apple chunks