If you’re craving something sweet,
These vegan cookies are nice to eat.
Easy, cheap and quick to make,
They are my favourite thing to bake.
Get some plain flour (wholemeal is best),
Put in a bowl (don’t spill it on your vest).
Add some sugar (white or brown),
Wear a smile and not a frown.
Baking soda, essence of vanilla,
Don’t add a gorilla or Polyfilla.
A milk of your choosing (oat is mine),
Sunflower oil and the dough is fine.
Now it’s time to add what you desire,
Sultanas, choc chips, bits of a tyre,
Chopped dates, seeds, a banana skin,
If you like these things, then chuck them in.
Mix it all up, squish it together,
Refrigerate two hours and enjoy the weather.
Flatten some spoonfuls on to a tray,
Bake in the oven for a while, then hey!
You’ve now made cookies, be careful (they’re hot),
And try not to let anyone else eat the lot.
Here’s the actual recipe, which makes about 20:
Mix together 300g plain flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 160g any sugar (can be reduced if you wish), 4 tbsp any milk, 4 tbsp sunflower oil, 1 tsp vanilla extract and some bits such as dried fruit, nuts, etc. Form the dough into a ball, adding a little milk if it’s too dry to stick together. Put in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Flatten spoonfuls of dough on to a tray and bake in the oven at gas mark 4 for 10 to 15 minutes. Leave them on a wire rack to cool.
Tip: don’t mix honeycomb pieces into the dough, as they melt, pooling around the cookies and leaving them with craters.
If you liked this poem-recipe, you may wish to check out my equally eccentric one for carrot soup.