Monday, June 9, 2008

Banana cookies

Do you remember your first blog experience? I do. It all started with an extra bunch of bananas. Yes, bananas. It was like two years ago that I firse stumbled upon a blog. I had extra bananas around, and I didn't feel like making banana bread. I wanted cookes. Who ever heard of banana cookes? Not me. But you know how you can find almost anything on the web! So I went into google, and did a search on banana cookies, and found a link for them in the blog baking bites. I was so utterly amazed at the blog, never having seen one before. It was like a huge cookbook, free for the looking! It was full of recipes, then I found links to other amazing blogs. It was like my eyes were opened for the first time!
So anyways, back to the cookies. These are amazing. Not only are they the most delicious amazing *awesome* cookies ever, they are somewhat almost not that bad for you. Since bananas give them that extra moistness, you dont have to add that much butter. But oh geeze are these cookies good.

I like these cookies best with chocolate chips, but if your crazy like my mom you can add raisins, or nuts, or anything else that makes you happy.
In regards to my camera delima, I think that it has found a round-about solution. My dad has struck up a deal with me. He will buy me a nice camera if I give him X amount of dollars, and do 7 hours of hard labor. . . bleh. Anything for a new shiny camera!

Banana oatmeal cookies
Baking Bites

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter, very soft
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup mashed banana (1 small/medium)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars. Beat in egg and banana, followed by the vanilla extract. Gradually, on low speed or by hand, add in the flour mixture. Stir in the oats (either whole rolled oats or “quick cooking”) and chocolate chips.Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.Bake for 11-14 minutes at 350F, until set and lightly browned.Let cookies cool for about 5 minutes on the pan before transfering them to a wire rack to cool completely.Makes 2 dozen cookies.

20 comments:

Priscilla said...

i've never heard of banana cookies before, but yours look delicious! wow, you get a new camera?? hooray!

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

I need some bananas! Those look good.

Hope your dad doesn't work you too hard!:)

AtaiDanu said...

Oh wow those look awesome. I even have a banana that is so soft that I need to do something with it. Now I know.

Peter M said...

What's hard labour? Welcome back Jessy and thanks for the virtual cookie.

noble pig said...

My kids would love these, thanks for the recipe.

Elle said...

bananas, chocolate and cookies--three of my favorite things. Missed you--good to see you back!

RecipeGirl said...

Hmmm... I made a banana cookie recipe a couple of days ago that I was really happy with too! Stay tuned... will be blogging about that one sometime soon. Yours look yummy.

I'd say go for the camera deal. What a good dad :)

Kitt said...

What, your dad doesn't want baked goods in payment? And I do mean good, if these cookies are part of the deal!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Those cookies look delicious. If you are blogging, it means the teacher got off your back with all the homework.....good for you!

Bellini Valli said...

I found my first blog with a pasta dish at Once Upon a Feast, before Presto Pasta nights, before I knew what a blog was:D

MissGinsu said...

Welcome back to the blog! I really wish I could make some of those cookies. They look fab. It's just so crazy hot here...

Kevin said...

Banana oatmeal cookies are a great idea!

giz said...

hmmmm....banana cookies - great opportunity to throw in nuts and raisins...ooops...did I say that? I'm one of those crazy mothers

Sharon said...

I happen to have one lonely banana sitting on my countertop that's too ripe to eat. What a perfect coincidence that I came across your recipe.

Love your blog :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i will probably go crazy and add all kinds of chocolate related things hahaha

Nick said...

Awesome cookies. I tried making "healthy" banana cookies once, they turned out terrible. I haven't tried them since, but since Baking Bites and You both say they're good then they probably are =).

Pssst....PBE #3...

Lori Lynn said...

Yes, my first blog experience was searching for Julia Child birthday dinner, that's where I found my future blog friend, Lisa at Champaign Taste.
Nice post, Jessy!

pinknest said...

oh the texture on those look so fun! i don't think i've ever made banana cookies before.

*hannah* said...

Hey Jessy! My name is hannah and I'm 17. I live in Tennessee and just happened to come across your blog! I really admire your work. You have done a wonderful job and your blog is alot of fun to read! I was so excited when I came across another girl my age that loves to cook, just like I do! I'm new to this blogging thing, so I'd really appreciate any suggestions. You remind me alot of myself. Just last summer I had never tried scallops either and my aunt and I cooked some. I also made hummus like a week ago. Thanks so much for blogging!

Mrs. L said...

Wow, I would have never thought of banana cookies, but these sound great! Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to try it.