Give us our daily Banana Bread Cookies

It’s a holiday weekend and  we’re not barbecuing or having any kind of party, so I decided to make Andy a special Memorial Day Weekend treat.

I found a recipe by Marianne Gleason on Just a Pinch recipes for Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies.  If you know anything about me, you know two things: one my boyfriend Andy just loves Banana Bread, and two we usually have some bananas going bad.

This recipe is 100 % bad and 100% delicious. I will try to be strong and have just one cookie. Hopefully I can get Kurt to take some to his girlfriend. I’m considering taking some to the show I have tonight, but it’s seems like  bad form to bring edibles to a pub. I wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of the management.



2 1/2 cup flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup mashed bananas

1/2 cup sour cream

1 stick butter ( see what I mean)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 brown sugar

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 mini chocolate chips ( I only had regular sized)

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

1) Heat butter in a pan until it turns brown and smells nutty. Remove from the heat and add the 2 sugars. Let sit for about 5 minutes to cool.

2) Pour into a large mixing bowl and add the egg and the vanilla.

3) Mix in banana and sour cream.

4) In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Fold into banana mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.( you can also use raisins, walnuts, toffee bits etc. You can be baking creative.)

5) Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes ( I say at least an hour.) 

6) Drop a one inch ball of dough onto cookie sheets 2 inches apart.

7) Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until edges are brown.

Items that were used up before they went bad

Only bananas

They’re really good. By browning the butter and putting the sugars in, it adds a caramel element to the cookies.

Yep these cookies are memorable.



About cschoenwald

I'm a writer and performer living in Southern California.
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