The Easter holidays will soon be upon us. Making these quick and easy Banana Chip Cookies is the perfect way to keep the children occupied – especially if the weather lets us down. If the glace cherries aren’t to your taste, just substitute and replace them with chocolate chips or other dried fruit to the same weight.

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Banana Chip Cookies
Makes about 30

350g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
250g butter
175g Fruisana Fruit Sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 large ripe banana
100g banana chips
100g glace cherries, chopped

1. In a large bowl sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
2. Stir in the Fruisana.
3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla essence.
4. Mash the banana and stir into mixture with the banana chips and chopped cherries to produce a soft mixture.
5. Place tablespoons of the mixture on greased and lined baking trays.
6. Bake (fan oven 160°C electric oven 180°C or gas oven mark 4) for 18 – 25 minutes until set and lightly golden.
7. Place on cooling rack to cool.

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