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I don’t wanna work… September 26, 2010

Filed under: Sweets — fattybear @ 7:05 pm

Baking is the best form of procrastination one can pursue. Why?? 1) You get to be creative and 2) The outcomes is a sweet heavenly reward. While I have neglected grocery shopping recently, being the fatty bear that I am, I always have baking supplies on hand πŸ™‚ So I kicked my ginormous study binder aside and plugged in the kitchenaid!

Ordinarily, when I have bananas going to the other side I have the tendency to make banana bread, but what do you do when you only have 1 banana??? Not nearly enough to make the delicious banana bread, but never fear I gave a twist to an all time favorite cookie putting that banana to good use…Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies!! And the super plus, I like to tell myself they are more healthy because you use less egg by putting in the banana (we’ll ignore the fact there is still 2 sticks of butter in there πŸ˜› ) So without further ado, kick aside whatever task you’ve been busting your butt working on and take a little break by baking up a batch of these. Enjoy!

Teagasaur’s Ba-Na-Na Chocolate Chip Cookies

MAKES ABOUT 5 dozen cookies

INGREDIENTS:

2 1/4 flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

2 sticks butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

1 banana

1 12oz bag mini chocolate chips

1 cup chopped walnuts

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, mix butter, sugars, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  4. Add egg and banana, mix until combined.
  5. Slowly add flour mixture until fully incorporated
  6. Stir in mini chocolate chips and nuts.
  7. Place 1 inch scoops of dough about 2in apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes, move to wire rack.
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