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Banana Cookies

April 11, 2010

(adapted from Simply Recipes)

I had a few VERY ripe bananas in the fruit basket, and was in the mood to make something other than the same old banana bread. They are like mini banana breads… but sooo yummy.

1/2 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup of sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 cup of mashed bananas (about 2 ½ large bananas)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 cups of flour
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 cup of pecans (walnuts and chocolate chips are fine alternatives) – I left this out, as we don’t eat nuts and I wanted to keep it a bit less sweet and fattening.

1 Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
2 In a bowl, mix the mashed bananas and baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes. The baking soda will react with the acid in the bananas which in turn will give the cookies their lift and rise.
3 Mix the banana mixture into the butter mixture. Mix together the flour, salt, and spices and sift into the butter and banana mixture and mix until just combined.
4 Fold into the batter the pecans or chocolate chips if using. Drop in dollops onto wax paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool on wire racks.
Makes about 30 cookies.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. chocswirl permalink
    April 13, 2010 5:00 pm

    OMW I didn’t realise you have a blog! That’s so awesome:) Those biscuits look amazing, I’ve never seen banana biscuits before, and I love banana bread so I definately wanna give them a try!

    • April 14, 2010 6:12 am

      🙂 I actually have 3 blogs… bit of everything. The banana cookies are yummy, but they very moist, so they need to be eaten soon or frozen. I froze most of mine… Let me know how yours go.

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