Sunday, June 22, 2008

Banana Chip Cookies


Just took these out of the oven. They are soft, chewy and very delicious. I didnt follow the recipe exactly due to the lack of toasted wheat germ laying around the apartment. Here is what I used. Amy's were prettier though...

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Banana Chip Cookies
amended from 101 Cookbooks

2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1cup banana chips, crunched into smallish pieces
1 or 2 Cadbury Fruit and Nut chocolate bars, chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees, racks in middle/upper middle. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, or stand mixer, beat the butter until lightly and fluffy, then beat in the sugar until it is the consistency of a thick frosting. Beat in the eggs one at a time, incorporating each fully before adding the next, and scraping down the sides of the bowl a few times along the way (important!). Stir in the vanilla. Add the reserved flour mix in two increments, stirring/mixing a bit between each addition (but not too much). By hand, stir in the banana chips, chocolate chips and walnuts - mix just until everything is evenly distributed.

Drop 1 heaping tablespoon of dough for each cookie onto the prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart and bake for about 7 - 8 minutes, until barely golden on top and bottom. Resist over baking, they will come out dry and not as tasty. Cook on racks.

Make about 24 cookies.


Wendy77 said...

That batter looks tasty as fuck. Yes/no?

Kara said...


It was very much like your mum's chocolate chip cookies, but with crunchy banana chips and chewy fruit from the fruit and nut bar. Delicious.