One of my son's teachers asked for volunteers to make some goodies for a bake sale they are having at the Homecoming Football game and of course I was happy to sign up. Just another great excuse to allow me to bake, create and have a little fun in the kitchen. I am baking 3 kinds of cookies for the Bake Sale and this is the first one, Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies. The two other cookies will be White Chocolate Lemon Cake Cookies and Monster Cookies (no peanut butter) and/or regular Monster Cookies.
Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from recipe found at Squirrel Bakes from Mrs. Fields Cookbook
2-2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup ripe banana, mashed
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray with non-stick spray and set aside. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt, whisk to combine ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl combine sugars and mix till blended. Add in butter and beat till a grainy paste. Add in egg, vanilla, and mashed bananas, mix till blended, scraping sides as needed. Slowly add in flour mixture and beat till well blended. Add in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts nuts just until combined. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove cookies from pan and let cool completely on cooling rack. Makes 4-5 dozen.
Note from Squirrel Bakes: I found these cookies to serve best straight from the fridge. Weird I know, just try it, I promise. The banana is such a refreshing surprise, its almost like those frozen chocolate dipped bananas you get at the theme parks! (I have not tried this yet, but I will)