My little man had a play date today with two of his nursery mates. As the energetic twins and their Mum were coming after 11am, we arranged to have a simple lunch together. Originally we planned to have a picnic, but as it has been raining for days, the garden is way too wet, even if today we got some really warm weather. I made some baked potatoes with a choice of fillings, and of course, we needed something sweet to finish the meal. Cookies are great for sharing, easy to eat and as easy to make.
Camomile and chocolate cookies (makes 24)
1 banana, ripe
130g caster sugar
1 camomile teabag
1 medium egg
170g self-raising flour
1tsp vanilla essence
100g butter, melted
70g milk chocolate, chopped
Mash one very ripe banana with a fork in a deep bowl, mix with the caster sugar and the contents of one camomile teabag. Add 1 egg, flour, spices and melted butter and mix well. Chop the chocolate and add to the cookie dough.
Spoon the cookie dough on an oiled tray, with some space in between for them to expand, or if you want them neat and more or less the same size, butter the cupcake tin and spoon the mix.
Place the tray or tin in an oven preheated to 180C. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
These are rather spongy cookies, soft and with a nice balance of flavours. Eddie ate three cookies in one go, and I had to hide them so that we could have some left for today's playdate.