When I was four, one of my favourite things to buy from the liquor store was a box of ‘Chocolate Bear Cookies’. These cookies were sold in little boxes meant for one person featuring the picture of a bear face drawn on over the cookie. They cost 5¢ and came in a little child-sized package – my own personal box of cookies. Sort of how the Beatrix Potter books are scaled down for tiny hands.
There was also a chocolate chip version:
I hadn’t thought about these for many years, but a few weeks ago I found a recipe for banana fudge cookies in the Guardian. They taste just like Chocolate Bear Cookies!
Ask your Mom to preheat the oven to 350°
Beat until fluffy:
125grams caster sugar
125grams soft light brown sugar
2 smashed very ripe bananas
250 grams unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
Sift together and beat in:
200 grams plain flour
50grams unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
175 grams rolled oats
Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Spoon walnut-sized nuggets out of the bowl, roughly shape into balls, press these onto a greased baking tray spaced about 1 inch apart. Put the bowl of cookie dough back in the refrigerator while you do the next part. Then sift a heavy coating of powdered (icing) sugar onto each cookie dough blob so that it completely disappears undereath the whiteness.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the cookies look baked. Leave them for a moment and then ease them onto a rack to cool using a spatula. Store in an airtight container.
Enjoy with a glass of milk!