Banana Cookies

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Banana CookiesThese banana cookies are what I consider to be a staple for any home. Who hasn’t had plenty of instances where some bananas have gotten a bit overripe? Banana bread and muffins aren’t the only way to use up ripe bananas, and these cookies are a great new alternative. With a fresh banana taste and enhanced with spices and pecans they’re a perfect treat.

So good, I guarantee they won’t last long.

Makes about 30 cookies.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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 mace or nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 cup of pecans (walnuts and chocolate chips are fine alternatives)

METHOD:

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. 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 parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool on wire racks.

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2 thoughts on “Banana Cookies

  • 4th December 2008 at 11:41 am
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    Hi
    Can I Use The Picture Above For My GCSE Project In ICT.

    Thanks
    Lewis Evans

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  • 22nd June 2010 at 12:48 pm
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    How much is a cup? This has always baffled me.

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