So I haven’t written in here in a while and I keep telling myself I’m going to but I feel like sometimes I’m just a broken record that keeps writing the same things because feelings don’t really change. However, I’ve said in the past that I was going to use this blog for more than just feelings, and I love to bake and I bake quite often and I see blogs all the time sharing recipes of things that they’ve baked so I figured I can do that too! 😀
So I had a bunch of over ripe bananas on my counter and I’m always making banana muffins and bread so today we decided to make banana cookies! Plus putting banana in them makes them okay to eat for breakfast right?
We started by mixing the butter and sugar together. I used melted butter partly because my butter was frozen, and partly because my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for melted butter and I feel it really makes a difference in the texture of the cookies.
Then we added chocolate chips because that makes everything better!
My amazing husband bought me a jumbo sized cookie sheet which I have been very excited to try out. Just look how many F’n cookies this thing can hold!!
I ate about 5, cuz they had bananas in them so it was my breakfast 😉
Banana Cookies Recipe
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30-45 minutes minutes Yields: about 84 cookies
1 cup of unsalted butter (2 sticks), melted
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of mashed bananas (I used about 5 large bananas)
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 teaspoons of baking soda
4 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
2 cups of chocolate chips
1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Beat the butter and sugar together until mixed. Add the eggs and continue to beat until fully mixed.
2 In a separate bowl, mash the bananas then mix with 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. Then add vanilla. Pour the banana/ baking soda/ vanilla mixture into the butter mixture and mix thoroughly.
3 Whisk together the flour, salt, and cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to the banana mixture and mix until just combined.
4 Fold in chocolate chips (if using) into the batter.
5 Drop by teasooonful ( or larger if you wish) onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes until nicely golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
Here is the link to the recipe I used. I doubled this recipe and changed it up a bit to make it my own above.
Hope you all enjoy!!