These biscuits are great if you have some bananas to use and are sick of making the usual cakes, loafs and fritter recipes (haha!). They have a slight crunch to the outside but softer on inside making them great for kiddies (You can miss the banana chips for the real little ones if you find them too hard) I have only made them without the banana essence and used vanilla instead as I had no banana and they still turned out fine (They might have more strong flavour with banana) You don’t use alot of condensed milk so make sure you have something else to make with the rest of the tin (I will be putting up some caramel recipes at later stage which you could get away with using slightly less condensed milk in so you could do that 🙂
250g butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (About medium-large banana)
1 tsp banana essence
2 1/2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips or drops
1/2 cup dried banana chips, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line oven trays with baking paper. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add condensed milk and beat again. Mix in mashed banana and banana essence.
Sift flour and baking powder into mixture and fold together with spatula until combined (Add more flour if mixture is too soft (I had to add about 1 more cup))
Fold in chocolate chips and banana chips.
Using floured hands roll large tablespoons of mixture into balls and place onto trays. Slightly Flatten each ball with hands then using a fork dipped into flour, mark the top of each ball by pressing down . Bake for 20-25 mins (Depending on how golden/crunchy you want them) Store in airtight container (You can flatten them more than what I have done, it will probably make a more crunchy biscuit, but cook them for less time (About 15-20 mins))