T and I had a lazy weekend, sleeping in until the clock ticked over into the afternoon and drinking coffee to wake our sleepy heads, before wandering around town in search of food.
Doing nothing in particular is an art, one we have almost mastered. I say almost because I think to become a true master of a weekend of nothing, one must be able to feel fully refreshed come Sunday evening. We however, were still drowsy. Our limbs, heavy with too much sleep lay tangled together on our too-small sofa, aching slightly.
So what does one do when it is 6.30pm on a Sunday and Monday morning is looming not so far away? I delayed packing T's sandwiches and the washing up in favour of baking up a small batch of cookies, just enough to satisfy our stomachs before bedtime.
A little recipe, this makes a batch of 8 mini cookies, small enough to gobble if you have an evening to yourself and big enough to share with a lucky someone.
1 oz Almond butter
1 oz Vegan butter
1 oz Banana, mashed
1 oz Brown sugar
2 oz Plain flour
Pinch (1/4 tsp) Baking powder
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of ground ginger
Handful of flaked, toasted almonds
Handful of dark chocolate, chopped
Splash of vanilla extract
Very simple now, so pop the kettle on ready for a cuppa tea, because these cute cookies are rather charming once dunked.
Using your wooden spoon, cream the vegan butter, almond butter and banana together.
Now add the brown sugar and a few drops of vanilla extract and stir it in.
Measure out the flour and sift it into the mixture along with the salt, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger. Keep mixing until it starts to cling together as a dough.
Now use your hands to incorporate the flaked almonds and chopped chocolate throughout the dough.
Squish the dough up into a ball and break it in two, then break each half in two again and then again so that you have 8 little pieces of dough.
Use your hands to form them into little balls and flatten them with your palm.
Bake in the oven at 180c for around 10 minutes or until they're starting to turn golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack and devour with tea.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I do hope you bake these mini cookies, they really will brighten your day and warm your night.
Happy baking! x