Banana, coconut and chocolate chip cookies- an experiment

Hello Lovelies,

Apologies for the delay since my last blog. I have bought a new camera and I have been on holiday at the seaside. So, here’s what you’ve been waiting for, more yummy things.I decided to make some cookies as I have been baking a lot of cupcakes recently and fancied a change. I couldn’t be bothered to go to the shops (yeah, I’m lazy like that sometimes) and so decided to make do with whatever I had to hand. The result was the following cookie experiment.

Banana, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Cookies (Sort of):

You will need.

125g of vegan spread.

125g of soft brown sugar.

200g of self raising flour.

1 tsp of baking powder.

1 super ripe banana.

100g of vegan dark chocolate chips.

30g of dessicated coconut.

1 tbs of water.

Preheat oven to 200’C. Line a cookie sheet with baking parchment.

Ok, so here’s what you need to do…

1. Cream the sugar and spread together in a large bowl until they are light and fluffy.

2. Add the flour, baking powder, banana, coconut and chocolate chips and mix until incorporated. Add the tbls of water to form the dough.

3. Use a dessert spoon or melon baller to measure out the dough and place the balls onto the baking sheet with a bit of space between them (they will expand as they cook).

4. Squish each ball of dough down with the palm of your hand (you may need to dust it with a wee bit of flour if it sticks).

5. Pop in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.

6. Take out of the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes (mittens off, they’re way too hot to nom straight away!).

7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool (ok, now you can have one :).

If you look at the photo of the cookies on the rack you will see the top row (my first batch) are smaller. These were crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle and very cookie-ish.

The next couple of rows are bigger. I decided to use more dough for these to see what would happen. They ended up being more cakey. Rather like whoopie pies. Unfortunetly I didn’t have anything to fill them with to make proper whoopies, but they were just as yummy on their own.

The smell wafting from the kitchen was amazing, I will make some more of these in the future. Keep your peepers peeled for my next post. Peanut butter will be involved (nom nom). In the meantime, happy baking dollies.