Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

150g dairy-free margarine
120g soft light brown sugar
30g mashed banana or cooked apple puree
Vanilla extract
150g dairy-free chocolate chips / wheat free cherries / nuts / dried fruit
200g gluten-free self-raising flour
150g gluten-free oat flour

Preheat oven to 180°c / 160°c fan oven / 350°f / gas mark 4.
Cream together the dairy-free margarine, sugar, a few drops vanilla extract and mashed banana or apple until pale.

Fold in the gluten free flour, gluten-free oat flour and half of the chocolate chips.

Divide the dough in half then half again. Pick up two at a time and see if they feel roughly the same size. Divide in half then each half into three equal pieces, roll into balls.

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and brush with oil. Place the balls onto the baking tray and squash down lightly.

Top with the rest of the chocolate chips.

Bake for 12 – 14 minutes. Leave on the baking tray to cool. The cookies will be soft and chewy.

You can make your own gluten-free oat flour by blending gluten-free oats in a food processor until fine. This may not turn out as fine as shop bought but is not as expensive.

Depending on which dairy-free margarine you use, you may need to add a little extra gluten free flour. It should feel just sticky and mould into a ball shape.