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July 6, 2008

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filed under: Dessert — Tags: , , , , , , — peoplewhoeat @ 2:26 pm

Based on a recipe from 500 Fabulous Cakes and Bakes and a lot easier to make if you have an electric handwhisk. Adding the banana obviously makes it more healthy, and thus more acceptable to society. It makes 24 cookies if you make the dollops fairly small.

Ingredients:
115g/ 4oz/ 1/2 Cup of butter
45g/ 1 3/4 oz/ 1/4 cup caster sugar (for a popcorny taste use icing sugar)
100g/ 3 3/4 oz/ 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2.5ml / 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
175g/ 6oz/ 1 1/2 cups plain flour
2.5ml/ 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1.5ml/ 1/4 tsp salt
175g/ 6oz/1 cup chocolate chips (or as many as you want, really)
1-2 Bananas depending on how much you like the taste of banana

1) Preheat the oven to 180 C/ 350 F/ Gas 4. Grease baking sheets as you run out of room for separate cookies. Cream the butter and all the sugar until light and fluffy.

2) In another bowl, mix the egg and the vanilla essence, then gradually beat into the butter mixture. Sift over the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and stir.

3) Mash up some bananas with an electric handwhisk. If you do not have acess to such a thing use a potato masher or a fork. Pour the mashed up bananas into the rest of the mixture and combine thoroughly. Add chocolate chips as desired. The resulting mixture should be gloopy, but smooth.

4) Place heaped teaspoons of the dough onto the greased baking trays. Ensure they are not too close together otherwise they will form one giant cookie, which, surprisingly, has its downsides. Bake in the oven until lightly coloured for about 10-15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack too cool.

-Juliet

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