Fair Trade Banana, Chocolate, and Walnut Cookies

Happy World Fair Trade Day!!

Fair Trade is something we should all support. When you work hard you expect to be rewarded fairly, right?

It’s in all of us to expect fairness, especially when it comes to the work we do. Recently I was shown this video of a monkey who wasn't rewarded the same as another monkey. 

They completed the exact same task and the monkey who was rewarded, what the monkey considered a lesser reward, was angry. The monkey then threw the “reward” at the giver.

The monkey was very cute and it did receive a quiet laugh from me at the behavior, because who hasn't wanted to throw things when something seems unfair. However, it was actually pretty disturbing to me.

A person who does the exact same job as another should get the exact same reward. Therefore I always buy Fair Trade when it’s available in support of those who work hard for a living.

If you’d like to learn more about World Fair Trade Day, check out the official site! Also you can look into The Fair Trade Foundation, which is based in the UK!

In support of World Fair Trade Day I made Banana, Chocolate, & Walnut Cookies. They are very soft and more cake like. These would actually make a great Whoopie Pie; just add more chocolate and a cream middle! Yum!

Banana, Chocolate, and Walnut Cookies

80g unsalted butter, softened
100g Billington’s demerara sugar
1 medium egg
3 small Fair Trade bananas
½ tsp vanilla extract
175g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp bicarb of soda 
85g –100g Fair Trade chocolate, broken up
70g of walnuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line 2 baking sheets with grease proof paper.

Beat the butter and sugar together with a hand held mixer until combined. Add the egg,  the bananas, and the vanilla beat until the bananas are chopped up, but not completely mushed.

Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and bicarb and mix until just combined then fold in the broken chocolate and walnuts.

Drop a tablespoon of cookie dough unto the baking sheets leaving space in between to spread. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.

notes: I linked the monkey video (which was more a study on woman getting paid less then men, but I thought it fit this topic as well) and official fair trade sites above in the text.
Billington’s answers questions on Fair Trade sugars in there FAQ section, I bought the sugar, they are in no way sponsoring this post. The same goes for Sainsbury’s I have always shopped there and I know they have a lot of fair trade products as do a lot of the big super markets.
I suggest 85-100g of chocolate because of course I ended up eating a square before breaking it up into the cookies… shhhhh. Also I know a lot of different nuts are fair trade, however I could not locate fair trade walnuts locally. This post was written for day 10 of Blog Every Day in May #BEDM.

1 comment:

  1. I think its important to buy fair trade products whenever possible, and I love the sound of these cookies too.


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