Sunday, June 22, 2008

Banana Chip Cookies


WATCH OUT!

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...

Photo from 101Cookbooks.com

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.

2 comments:

Wendy77 said...

That batter looks tasty as fuck. Yes/no?

Kara said...

Yes!

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.