Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Favorite Recipe: Banana Bread Cookies

Banana Bread Cookies
Wow, haven't posted a favorite recipe in awhile!  To be honest, I love cooking but I really, really love baking.  Most of my favorite recipes involve baking or desert making of some kind, and summer weather just isn't good baking weather.  So now that it's officially fall I am putting on my apron and getting some serious baking done.

This recipe is yet another way to get rid of those few bananas that get forgotten about in the fruit bowl and although there is nothing wrong with them, no one will eat them because they are more than a little brown spotted.  These cookies are really close to banana bread but more like a really soft almost cake-like cookie.  Yum...

Banana Bread Cookies

1c. butter, softened
1c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2c. flour
1tsp baking soda
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp ground cloves
3 overripe, mashed bananas
2c. oats
1c. chocolate chips

1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves.  Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in bananas, oats, and chocolate chips just until mixed.

The "dough" should be more like a really thick batter

3. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.  They spread alot so put at least 2 inches apart.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until just golden and a little browned around the edges.  Remove to wire racks to cool.

Here they are again!



Judy Haughton-James said...

Looks good! I have eaten banana bread but it is interesting seeing banana bread cookies! Have a good Thursday.

MamaTea said...

Sounds very good, and a nice change from regular ol' banana bread. I'm glad you're able to do some baking now. I'm still waiting. Minnesota decided to be really hot the past couple weeks almost 90 a few days!) and I'm just itching to get in the kitchen and make all those yummy fall things I *should* be making right now!

Tracy said...

OK, printing this one out and saving since our bananas tend to overripe way too often and making cookies with them sounds so much better than throwing bananas away! :) Thanks for sharing on NOBH!