Things don’t always work out

I was really excited about these cookies… and then really disappointed when they didn’t turn out as I expected. Banana and fudge in the same cookie sounds like heaven but these came out quite dry and biscuity.

IMG_0425IMG_0426I did have a couple of attempts and I thought reducing the cooking time would mean fudgier cookies. They weren’t as dry but there was nothing remotely fudgy about them. Even my easily pleased friend and baking guinea pig didn’t love them. So maybe I added too much flour, or too many oats or something didn’t go quite right. They looked good anyway and you might have more luck than me!

Banana fudge cookies. 

  • 200g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 175g rolled oats
  • 125g caster sugar 
  • 125g light brown soft sugar
  • 2 very ripe bananas 
  • 250g unsalted butter 
  • 2tsp vanilla extract

Mash the bananas really well

Sift the cocoa powder, bicarb and flour into a bowl

In another bowl beat the bananas with the butter, sugars and vanilla until really light and fluffy – at one stage I thought this would never happen but persevere and it all comes together!


Add the flour to the mix and beat it in, then repeat with the oats.

Cover the dough and let it chill for at least 30 minutes.

You can also store the dough in the freezer or keep it in the fridge for up to a week and bake as you please.


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