Banana Chocolate Walnut Cookies

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Last post for the night! I had some extra ripe bananas to use up and I wanted to try something other than waiting to use them in banana bread. I found this banana cookie recipe and I’m glad I did because they were extremely delicious. The cookies turn out pretty cakey.  I especially like the cookies that were almost underdone and had a gooey texture. Next time you have a few spare bananas be sure to try this recipe out! 

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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 chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Recipe from Simply Recipes

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