Thursday, April 8, 2010
When my 7-year-old son came up to me the other day and asked if he could make something, I just couldn't resist his genuine excitement he had for cooking something with Mommy. I asked him what he wanted to make and since he had no idea, he just grabbed my new favorite cookbook and picked the very first recipe in the dessert section--Banana Cookies. The recipe did not call for chocolate chips and mentioned making a cream cheese frosting for the tops, but Adam wanted chocolate chips, so we used chocolate chips. :) These were a soft, nicely textured cookie (even with the 100% whole wheat flour I used). The kids were excited and eagerly devoured them, and, well, in past times I would have eaten several, but I'm trying to be good, so I limited myself to one. We're definitely putting this recipe into the cookie arsenal. Yum!
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup smashed bananas
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups flour ( I used all whole wheat flour)
1 pkg. (12-oz) chocolate chips (optional)
Directions: Cream shortening and sugar. Blend in egg and then add in other ingredients.
Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy.
NOTE: If you opt to go without the chocolate chips, try frosting them with a cream cheese icing.