Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What I'm Baking... Banana Cookies

I buy bananas every time I go to the grocery store. The Mr will eat them right away, but I always wait until they start to get a little softer with a few black speckles on the outside of the peel. Most of the time, we have bananas leftover that get a little too ripe. So I'm always looking for recipes to use those leftover bananas. 

Fortunately for me, I've found some wonderful recipes. And most of them require ingredients that I already have in the house. And that, my friends, is worth the time to make them any day.  


Ingredients:

  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup (about 2 medium) mashed bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Directions:


  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  • BEAT brown sugar, sugar and butter in large bowl until creamy; add banana, egg, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed.
  • COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; mix well. Add to banana mixture; mix until soft dough forms. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  • BAKE 11 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.


This recipe is so easy to make, and your family will love them. The cookies are light and sooo soft. And they got a thumbs up from a 18 month old and a 5 year old. So they are definitely kid approved! 

The last round of cookies I added an ingredient... I took a spoonful of Nutella and swirled it in the dough. Just an FYI... I'll be doing this EVERY time I make them from now on. Perfection!

Enjoy y'all!

8 comments:

  1. I am ripening bananas for banana bread right now. I will have to try these cookies. They look great!

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  2. Oh my goodness - melt in your mouth! Can't wait to try these.

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  3. Oh my word!! Those sound amazing!! Love!! Must make them!

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  4. Just pinned this to my baking board-- they look yummy.

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  5. I'm not a big fan of banana, but with some Nutella, I bet that would be delicious!

    I love the graphic you made for this recipe :)

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  6. Ok, so as you know I did these last night - mine were more like pancakes....flat. How did you get the height? STILL DELISH!

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  7. Thank you again for the recipe! We enjoyed them, and I will have to add the Nutella next time!

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