Peanut Banana Cookies

  • 125gm (about 4 oz) of butter
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 cup of self-raising flour
  • 125gm (about 4oz) of finely chopped peanuts
  • Glace cherries
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until the mix is light and creamy
  • Add the egg and vanilla essence to the mix and beat well
  • Add the sifted flour to the mix to convert it to a soft dough
  • Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of the mixture into the nuts, then roll them into balls and press half a cherry into the top of each ball
  • Put the finished cookie balls onto a lightly greased oven tray (allow room for spreading) and bake in a moderate oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden
  • Allow the cookies to cool slightly before removing them from the baking tray.

Chris says: This is a very easy recipe to work with and the results are terrific!

You can store any uneaten cookies in an airtight container or in the refrigerator, where they'll keep for several days without any problems.

This mixture will make about 25 to 30 cookies. If you need a greater or lesser amount, vary the ingredient quantities as appropriate. You can also use vanilla and mixed nuts instead of vanilla essence and peanuts if you prefer.