Banana Oatmeal Rock Cookies
I am taking a break from planning for the Winter Fair buffet and the cooking that I will have to do - by doing a spot of baking. We are now planning to cater for a minimum of
184 207 people on Saturday. And I still have one ripe banana to get rid of.
Yesterday I went to the Hello shop with P. Bought a new tin of Quaker oats and have been thinking of what I could do with it besides drowning the healthy oats in condensed milk like I usually do. Took a look at the lonely banana and decided to marry it to the merry oats. Voilà Banana Oatmeal Rock Cookies.
This evening the Teenager will be off to the school disco to impress the girls with his Moonwalk. Try to imagine the number of socks he has been tearing practising his moves. I should start buying socks for him in bulk.
Banana Oatmeal Rock Cookies :
60g Butter (softened)
100g Brown or Cane Sugar
1 ripe Banana (mashed)
1 Tsp Vanilla extract
200g Self-raising Flour
1/2 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Salt
200g Quick-cooking Oats
Heat oven to 180°C.
Beat softened butter with the sugar, add in the mashed banana.
Add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat till the mixture is thick and creamy.
Sift the flour with the salt, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda. Fold into the egg mixture.
Fold in the oats.
Using a tablespoon, drop the mixture onto a baking tray covered with baking paper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
I called them rock cookies because they looked like rocks. Inside is quite soft, cake-like. Another one of those basic things we learnt how to bake during Home Economics light years ago. That I do not recall ever liking.