Monday, 19 May 2008

banana choc-chip cookies

Some friends of ours recently bought a house, so for their housewarming we bought them these awesome triangular plates. The plates on their own looked a bit boring, though, so we stacked them up and piled some cookies up on top.


This recipe has been my favourite for years, one I borrowed from an old friend, who borrowed it from another. It is very simple and quick and delicious. I used to take it out of the oven and pick up a cookie and it was like molten cookie dough. Our friend Matthias dropped by once as I was taking a batch out of the oven, and between the three of us we ate that entire tray before it had a chance to cool. It required some modification when we went vegan, but I find that it is even tastier now, with the addition of banana to replace the egg.

Banana Choc-Chip Cookies

one and one eighth cup of plain flour
quarter teaspoon baking soda
half teaspoon salt
200g choc chips
half cup butter/nuttlex (melted)
one small banana (mashed)
three quarters of a teaspoon of vanilla essence
one cup brown sugar


In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. In a separate bowl, combine the nuttlex, banana, vanilla essence and sugar. Pour wet ingredients into dry, mix until well combined. Use a teaspoon worth of mixture for each cookie - I find it easiest to scoop up each amount using a teaspoon, and softly push it onto the tray with another teaspoon.

Bake at 190C for about ten minutes, then leave to stand in the oven for another two minutes, then take out of the oven. Leave to cool for five minutes, otherwise the cookies will drip through the cooling rack when you have transferred them there.

They are tastiest when warm, though, with the molten chocolate in your mouth.

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