Thursday, September 1, 2011

banana cookies

I have this amazing banana bread recipe from one of my cookbooks.
I tried it out as cookies a while back and will never go back! 
They are so much easier to eat this way- especially for the kids.
Every time we have super ripe bananas the boys say it's time for banana cookies.

I always give in.


Banana Cookies

3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips

Mash bananas and set aside. (Use fork or masher- kids love this step!)
In a  large bowl cream sugar and butter together.
Stir in eggs and mashed bananas.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
Add to first mixture and stir together.
Mix in chocolate chips.

This recipe actually calls for optional walnuts (1/2 cup) and no choc chips, but I modified it. 

Drop in spoonfuls on the cookie sheet. 
(I use my pampered chef ice cream scoop- perfect size.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.
This isn't a recipe where you want to take them out early to make them soft... they will be soggy if you do that! Make sure you see the brown edges!

Cool on rack before eating.

Next time you have ripe bananas think of this easy recipe! Enjoy!


Melissa said...

So you are the one who made those yummy cookies. I should have known it was you. Everything you make is so delicious!! Someone came to my front door the other day, and when I opened it there were cookies just sitting on my plant stand, and the person at the door didn't bring them. I had no idea where they came from. So thank you so much!! All of my family loooved them :)

The Kohler Family said...

Mmmmm...sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

rachel said...

Um, Melissa... is it a good idea that you eat random food off your porch that you don't know where it came from?! hahaha.. Anyway, Sini, thanks for the recipe... I am excited to try it.

Mrs. Ham said...

looks soo good! post your zucchini cookies! loved those too!

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