I'm having one of those days where I have relegated myself to moping about on the sofa, powering through already previously watched seasons of Mad Men, dripping with cold and feeling sorry for myself.
I would like you to imagine a scene where you have a massive cookie craving, but neither the energy nor willpower to get up and go to the shop. This ladies and gentlemen, was the exact pickle I found myself in.
The brainwave came when I realised that I might be able to make my own with minimal effort!
I managed to get myself off the sofa and walk the long 5m into our kitchen to see if we had any ingredients, but alas, we were out of flour. However I recalled seeing quite a few oat based cookie recipes floating about recently and knew I could work something out!
The combination I came up with is both satisfying for a sweet tooth and rather filling. They definitely managed to cheer me up in my sick bed, so much so that I found the strength to muster together a few flowers to make the photos reflect the Spring sunshine I'm not experiencing outside.
Whilst this recipe is not exactly groundbreaking, it is amazingly simple and actually not *too* bad for you!
What I also like about it is that it would be easy to modify things - want some chocolate chips? No problem! Just whack them in.
You could add raisins, candied peel, lemon zest.
Substitute the banana for 2 tbsp of peanut butter if you like!
Had I not been pathetically suffering from my cold, I'm sure I would have been a bit more inventive myself.
As always, let me know your thoughts! I also love seeing pictures of recipes people try out at home.
Oh and if you know of any cold soothing tricks, I am open to any and all suggestions at this point....
Free Range Egg
1 very ripe
or 2 tbsp
1 tsp ground
The method for this is ridiculously simple and I mean less than 5 minutes preparation simple.
Just combine all the ingredients above in a large bowl and mix well.
Line a baking tin with parchment paper and take gold ball sized amounts of the mix between you hands to form small balls (I got 9.) Press down on the balls once they are in the tin to flatten them into a cookie shape.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 15-18 minutes until golden.